By Teresa Varley
Kicker Jeff Reed came through in the clutch for the Steelers in the 13-10 overtime win against the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field and on Wednesday his efforts earned him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Reed connected on two field goals in the game, tying it at 10-10 with a 32-yard field goal with three minutes remaining in the game.
The Steelers won the toss in overtime and moved the ball down to the 15-yard line. On first down Coach Mike Tomlin went with the dependable Reed, who kicked his ninth career game-winning field goal, this one from 33-yards out.
After the game Reed talked about the importance of the win, especially coming against a tough conference rival.
"It's very big because, it's not just a team it's a great team that we beat," said Reed. "It was nice to know that we can win close games. This is my eighth year here and I've been in a lot of close games. We usually are on the up side of those. And it looks like we're starting out good."
This is the fourth time that Reed has won Special Teams Player of the Week honors. He was also Special Teams Player of the Month twice in his career.