Houston Texans veteran free safety Ed Reed has circled Sunday's game on his calendar.
Playing the Seattle Seahawks, Reed calls the game “a potential Super Bowl matchup.”
Reed was asked if this a statement game.
“It’s early in the season, but it can be,” Reed told reporters. “This is a potential Super Bowl matchup. We’ve got to go out there like we have been practicing our system and execute our game plan as best as possible.”
Reed is highly impressed with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson
“You’ve got to have eyes on him at all times,” Reed said. “He can run and throw the ball, which always poses a problem a defense. With a scrambling quarterback, you’ve got to make sure you stay in coverage. At the same time, you want to make sure he gets down and not make a lot of yards.”
Reed said he's getting healthier after having his hip surgically repaired in the spring and making a quiet return last Sunday in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens, his old team.
“There was a little soreness at first or whatnot, but I’m feeling good as times goes by,” Reed said. “I’m still doing the rehab stuff. I’ve got to continue to get stronger. As the weeks go by, it’ll get a lot better.”
The Texans rank second in total defense, the Seahawks are first.
“Of course, of course, but [Texans defense] not playing against their defense,” Reed said. “We're playing against their offense and we've gotta execute our plan to give our team the best opportunity to win on offense and special teams.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.