Reed rumbles 108 yards for NFL record | Longest interception returns by team
Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (left) returned an interception 108 yards for a touchdown during his team’s 36-7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Reed's interception return is the longest in NFL history and bested his own mark, a 106-yard return in a game in 2004.
Reed is also the third defensive back this season to set or tie a club record for longest interception return.
Reed intercepted Eagles QB Kevin Kolb midway through the fourth quarter to give his team a 29-7 lead.
His touchdown, while the longest interception return ever, is not the longest score in NFL history. That unbreakable mark is held by the San Diego Chargers’ Antonio Cromartie who returned a missed field goal 109 yards against the Minnesota Vikings during the 2007 season.
PHOTO (Right): The longest standing team record for interception return belongs to the Steelers. Martin Kottler’s 99-yard interception return came during the team’s first season in 1933 when the team was called the Pirates.
Longest returns in NFL history
Ed Reed's record-setting season, 2004
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Here is a look at the record holders for longest interception return by team. Note, all were returned for touchdowns except for the Carolina Panthers’ Julius Peppers who did not score on his club record 97-yard interception return in 2004.
Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots
New York Jets
San Diego Chargers
Green Bay Packers
New Orleans Saints
New York Giants
St. Louis Rams
San Francisco 49ers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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