"It's always tough playing without your leader, but like I told our guys, 'There are 53 leaders on this team,' and the guys know it,'" said safety Ed Reed, who caught one of three interceptions by Dalton. "Ray wanted to give everything to be out there. We told him just stay focused and do what you need to do to get yourself back. We knew we had to win this game to give him some time to get back, get healthy. Ray had a chance to play today, but the smart thing to do was not to rush it, and we knew that. We held it down for him."