Ravens' Reed may miss Pats game

The panel on today's "NFL Live" program brought up an interesting point that has ties to the Patriots.

With Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed saying today that he is likely to start the regular season on the physically unable to perform list, that would sideline him for the first six games.

The sixth game of the Ravens' schedule comes against the Patriots on Oct. 17.

That would obviously be a break for the Patriots, who like many around the NFL have great respect for Reed.

"He’s tough back there on quarterbacks," Tom Brady said of Reed last September. "It feels like he leads the league in interceptions every year, which is tough to do when every team goes into the game thinking that we’re not throwing Ed Reed interceptions. And he does. He just makes some spectacular plays He’s fun to watch from a quarterback’s standpoint because you really appreciate what he’s able to do. It’s a great defense and he’s one of the leaders ... Ed’s as good as anybody."