Joe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
5 days ago1 Comment

Flacco completed 29 of 40 passes for 214 yards and two interceptions in Sunday's 19-17 win over the Jaguars. He added 12 yards and a touchdown on three carries.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco could never get it going Sunday, in what was considered a favorable matchup, and he nearly cost his team the game when he through interceptions on back-to-back possessions midway through the fourth quarter. Nevertheless, he was able to lead the game-winning scoring drive with just under two minutes left in regulation. Flacco has experienced mixed results in the early going, as he has 774 yards passing but is the owner of an underwhelming 4:5 TD:Turnover ratio through three games. The Ravens are still off to a 3-0 start, and Flacco should have an easier go of it in Week 4 at home against the Raiders.

Joe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
2 weeks ago

Flacco completed 25 of 45 passes for 302 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's win over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Down 21-0 after three Browns touchdowns in a five-minute span in the first quarter, the Ravens quickly resorted to a pass-heavy approach. Flacco completed just 56 percent of his passes and turned the ball over twice, but he led his team to 25 unanswered points to win the game, notably including two more touchdown connections between he and Mike Wallace. Flacco has shown no ill effects from last year's knee surgery through two games, and he will have the opportunity to keep it rolling in Week 3 versus a Jaguars defense that surrendered four passing scores on Sunday.

Joe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
3 weeks ago

Flacco completed 23 of 34 passes for 258 yards and a touchdown while losing a fumble in Sunday's season-opening 13-7 win over the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco did enough to get his team the win in a defensive battle. His fumble came on a miscommunication with the center which resulted in the ball being snapped when the quarterback wasn't ready. A 66-yard bomb to newly acquired speedster Mike Wallace should have Ravens fans and fantasy owners alike excited for what the duo could be capable of moving forward.

Joe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
1 month ago

Flacco (knee) completed 11 of 16 passes for 94 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Suiting up for the first time since he tore his ACL in November, the 31-year-old Flacco produced three points on two first-quarter drives, the second of which ended with an unsuccessful fourth-down attempt. He likely would have played deeper into the game, if not for the fact he piled up 16 pass attempts (and a sack) on just two series. Flacco did miss a couple of throws, but he didn't appear to be impacted by his surgically-repaired left knee, which jibes with reports from training camp. Flacco has been a full participant since the start of camp, with no setbacks reported at any point. On a less optimistic note, starting tight end Ben Watson is out for the season after suffering a torn Achilles early in Saturday's game. The Ravens do have strong depth at the position, but Maxx Williams (undisclosed) and Dennis Pitta (finger) are also injured. Furthermore, wideouts Steve Smith (Achilles) and Breshad Perriman (knee) remain uncertain for the start of the season, despite returning to practice this past week.

Joe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
1 month ago

Flacco (knee) expects to play about half of Saturday's preseason game against the Lions, the Ravens' official website reports.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco will take the field for the first time tearing his ACL in November, making what will presumably be his only appearance of the preseason. The Ravens have yet to determine if Breshad Perriman (knee) will play, but Steve Smith (Achilles) has already been ruled out. With both wide receivers recently activated from the PUP list, Flacco could have his full complement of weapons early in the season, if not necessarily by Week 1.

Joe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
1 month ago

Flacco (knee) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason tilt with the Lions, Marc Sessler of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco hasn't taken the field for a game since he tore his ACL last November but has been a full participant in practice the entire preseason. The Ravens have yet to comment on how much action their franchise quarterback will see on Saturday as Ryan Mallet, Josh Johnson, and Jerrod Johnson are all competing for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart. Look for more updates on Flacco's play-time specifics for Saturday to come later in the week.

Joe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
1 month ago

Although his knee still isn't 100 percent healthy, Flacco hasn't missed a snap in practice, ESPN.com reports. "My knee is not 100 percent, but it feels great," Flacco said. "I don't think about it when I'm out there. It's not perfect. I can feel it standing here right now a little bit. It's not totally normal. But, as far as going out there and operating on the field, running around and doing things, I don't pay attention to it."

EDGE Analysis

Eight months removed from reconstructive ACL surgery, Flacco plans to wear a brace all season but generally doesn't seem too worried about his knee. He said he still hasn't talked to head coach John Harbaugh about plans for Saturday's preseason game against the Colts, which would seem to suggest the veteran quarterback is unlikely to play. Flacco figures to play in Baltimore's third preseason game, if nothing else.

Joe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
2 months ago

Flacco's (knee) status for Thursday's preseason opener was a subject coach John Harbaugh declined to comment on Monday, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco has by all accounts enjoyed a strong training camp thus far, showing no ill-effects from his ACL and MCL tears last November, so potentially playing in Thursday's preseason opener really isn't a matter concerning his health. Rather, coach Harbaugh may prefer to take a cautious approach and sit Flacco for the first relatively meaningless exhibition contest. Even Flacco ultimately plays, he'll likely only take the field for a series or two, so backup Ryan Mallett should be prepared for an extended run in any case.

Joe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
2 months ago

Flacco (torn ACL) plans to wear a protective knee brace for all of training camp and throughout the entire season, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.

EDGE Analysis

Just eight months removed from suffering a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee, the 31-year-old quarterback is available for the start of Ravens training camp. Although his Week 1 status doesn't seem to be in question, there is some chance his already-limited mobility will be affected. In any case, Flacco has just 654 rushing yards in 122 career games, though he has run for 13 touchdowns, mostly on QB sneaks.

Joe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
2 months ago

Flacco (knee) is not on the PUP list for the start of training camp, the Ravens' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

True to his word, Flacco is available for the start of training camp, despite suffering a torn ACL only eight months ago. The health of his receiving corps seems to be the bigger issue, with both Steve Smith (Achilles) and Breshad Perriman (knee) unavailable for the start of camp and uncertain for the beginning of the season.