"I don't know," Reed said when asked if he thinks he'll be punished by the league office. "I don't know what's going to come of it. I had the referee whispering in my ear on the second play. All I like to do is play the game. I don't really know what to do with it. I don't really know what to do with that. I thought it was a decent hit. He got up from it."
Ravens shut down Giants' pass rush
They didn't live up to that advance billing Sunday, though, as they were stonewalled during the Ravens' 33-14 victory at M&T Bank Stadium.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco wasn't even sacked once and was only hit twice. He had plenty of time to locate his receivers, completing 25 of 36 passes for 309 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 114.2 quarterback rating.
Paul, who had 16 1/2 sacks last season and entered the game with 6 1/2 sacks, was contained as he had just one quarterback hit.
"I think we played really well as a unit," rookie offensive tackle Kelechi Osemele said. "It was great timing. We worked hard. We made our corrections during the week, and we performed."
Pro Bowl offensive guard Marshal Yanda returned to the starting lineup after missing one game with a sprained right ankle, and experienced no setbacks.
"It was good having Marshal back in there," Osemele said. "The communication was good. We didn't lose a step."
Running an efficient offense that set season-highs with 533 yards of total offense and 224 rushing yards, the Ravens converted 11 of 18 third downs.
"It was a collective effort from everybody protecting Joe, and a matter of Joe getting the ball out on time," Yanda said. "Converting third downs was huge. You're going to win football games doing that."
Promoted from the practice squad earlier this month, Omar Brown was thrilled to learn he would have an increased role against the Giants.
Sacking Manning in the third quarter was a huge moment for the undrafted rookie safety from Marshall.
"It felt great," Brown said. "I really worked hard on the practice squad, learning the system. As a free agent, you got to earn your way a little bit more."
One week after former first-round cornerback Jimmy Smith struggled in pass coverage, he was replaced in the nickel package by cornerback Chykie Brown.
Brown was beaten for a touchdown late by Domenik Hixon, but held up well otherwise with four pass deflections.
"The touchdown I gave up was a lesson learned," Brown said. "I tried to get greedy and looked for the ball and went for the pick instead of just playing my man. It's something I got to learn from. I was happy with how I played for the most part. I came into this game with the mind frame that I've got to make a name for myself."