Joe Flacco QB BAL 7 months ago

Flacco completed 28 of 45 passes for 292 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 35-31 playoff loss to the Patriots.

Flacco was masterful in the first half, slicing through the New England defense on the first two drives like a hot knife through butter. He ran into trouble over the final 20 minutes of the game, however, tossing two costly interceptions that ultimately sealed the deal for the Patriots. It was a strong effort nonetheless, and Mr. January still has a 21:3 TD:INT ratio in his last eight postseason games. It should be an interesting offseason for the Ravens offense, with some of Flacco's top weapons - Torrey Smith, Owen Daniels and Justin Forsett - set to become unrestricted free agents.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 7 months ago

Flacco completed 18-of-29 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's playoff victory over the Steelers. He also ran for eight yards in the game.

Flacco finished with a quarterback rating over 100 for the fifth straight playoff game as he led the Ravens to the Wild Card win. His next game will come against a Patriots team that gave up just six passing touchdowns over its final six regular season games.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 7 months ago

Flacco completed 22-of-36 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 20-10 win over the Browns.

Things didn't come nearly as easy for Flacco as the statistics indicate, with the Ravens putting up just three points through the first three quarters. The fourth quarter was an entirely different story, as Flacco led scoring drives of 73, 69 and 57 yards. He seems oddly prone to this type of performance, often struggling until his back is against the wall. Sunday's game was the ultimate example, with the Ravens needing a fourth-quarter comeback to qualify for the playoffs. After setting career-high marks for passing touchdowns (27) and yards (3,986), Flacco gets a favorable first-round matchup against the inconsistent Pittsburgh defense.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 7 months ago

Flacco completed 21-of-50 passes for 195 yards, with two touchdowns and three interceptions during Sunday's loss to the Texans.

Flacco completed only three of his first 20 passes, and all three of his interceptions came in Texans' territory. It was a dreadful performance at a terrible time, as the Ravens had control of their playoff destiny until the loss. He connected with eight different receivers, throwing both of his touchdown passes to Torrey Smith, but no receiver finished with even 60 yards. It won't get much easier in Week 17, as the Ravens will face off against the Browns, who are allowing the seventh-fewest passing yards per game this season.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 8 months ago

Clacco completed 20-of-30 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown, adding eight yards on four carries, in Sunday's 20-12 win over the Jaguars.

Flacco didn't put up big numbers in the surprisingly difficult win, but he did play a solid game. The Ravens were unable to run the ball for most of the afternoon, and kicker Justin Tucker missed a couple of long field goals. Flacco gets a middling matchup in Week 16, as the Ravens will head to Houston to face J.J. Watt and the Texans.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 8 months ago

Flacco completed 25-of-33 passes for 269 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception, in Sunday's 28-13 win over the Dolphins. He added 16 yards and a touchdown on seven carries.

Flacco threw an ugly red-zone interception in the first half but otherwise played one of his better games this season. While the seven carries look odd on his stat line, he had three QB sneaks and three kneel-downs, with only one actual scramble. Flacco has just two rushing touchdowns this year, even though the sneak has been Baltimore's go-to play for short-yardage situations throughout the season. Flacco draws a favorable Week 15 home matchup with the Jaguars, though the Ravens may opt to lean heavily on their running game.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 8 months ago

Flacco completed 19-of-31 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns, adding two carries for three yards and another touchdown, in Sunday's 34-33 loss to the Chargers.

Baltimore played nearly the entire contest with a lead, allowing for a balanced gameplan that saw Justin Forsett rush for 106 yards on 24 carries. Flacco did miss a couple of throws, but he mostly played well in the loss, despite a poor showing from wide receiver Steve Smith. The Ravens had no turnovers and just one punt, looking excellent on offense for a second straight week. Things likely won't come so easy in Week 14, with Flacco and Co. traveling to Miami.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 8 months ago

Flacco completed 18-of-24 passes for 243 yards, with one touchdowns and no interceptions in Monday's 34-27 win over the Saints.

Flacco was lucky to have a possible pick-six dropped during the first half, but he was otherwise sharp in a contest dominated by the Baltimore running game. The Ravens converted 9-of-13 third-down attempts and only punted twice all night, thanks in large part to Justin Forsett's 182 rushing yards. While arguably having the most efficient season of his career, Flacco still lacks for volume pretty much any time the Ravens win. He hasn't attempted more than 31 passes in any of the team's seven victories this season, and he was a leading culprit in three of the four losses. Week 13 brings an interesting home matchup with the Chargers defense, a unit that's been strong the last two weeks but inconsistent on the whole.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 9 months ago

Flacco completed 16-of-27 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 21-7 win over the Titans.

Flacco threw a beautiful 32-yard touchdown to Torrey Smith to put the Ravens up 21-7 in the fourth quarter. Otherwise, the veteran signal-caller did little of note, typically opting for the safe play over the difficult one in a game dominated by the Baltimore defense after the first quarter. As much as the Ravens seem to prefer winning the way they did Sunday, the team will almost certainly need more from Flacco following a Week 11 bye, with matchups against the Saints, Chargers and Dolphins awaiting.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 9 months ago

Flacco completed 30-of-45 passes for 303 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 43-23 loss to the Steelers.

Flacco found Torrey Smith on a perfectly thrown 35-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, then didn't do much else until garbage time. He played poorly for a second straight week, and the Ravens' previously-excellent offensive line was taken to school by the Pittsburgh pass rush. The Baltimore passing game, which was much improved from last year through the first seven weeks of the season, has looked much more like the 2013 version of itself over the last two weeks. That said, it won't be surprising if Flacco has a big Week 10, with the Ravens scheduled to face the Titans in Baltimore. Flacco has played much better at home throughout his career, and he has largely acquired his statistics by beating up on weak opponents this season.