Joe Flacco QB BAL 21 Hrs

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.

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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.

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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.

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Flacco completed 17 of 34 passes for 195 yards and two interceptions Sunday against the Bengals.

A rough fantasy day for Flacco, who came close to making up for it in a big way by throwing an 80-yard touchdown to Steve Smith with under a minute remaining, only for it to be called back due to offensive pass interference. After throwing for five touchdowns in Week 6 against the Bucs, Flacco has thrown two touchdowns while getting picked off four times in the last two games. Up next is a tough Week 9 divisional game against the Steelers, who allowed 400 yards and three touchdowns to Andrew Luck on Sunday.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 1 Month

Flacco completed 16-of-25 passes for 258 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 29-7 win over the Falcons.

Flacco's first interception came on a deep pass that Torrey Smith probably could have made more of an effort for, but the second pick was simply a bad decision on the quarterback's part. Flacco otherwise played well in windy conditions, and he added an unexpected 39-yard touchdown to Smith on a 4th-and-9 with just one minute, 46 seconds remaining in the game. Flacco will face the slumping Benglas defense next week, and while the matchup may be a bit easier than in recent seasons, he's never had much luck in Cincinnati. In a season-opening 23-16 loss to the Bengals, Flacco completed 35-of-62 passes for 345 yards, with a touchdown and an interception.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 1 Month

Flacco completed 21-of-29 passes for 306 yards and five touchdowns Sunday against the Bucs. His fifth touchdown came just 16:03 into the game, setting a record for the fastest to five touchdowns since the NFL-AFL merger, according to ESPN.com.

Flacco was absolutely unstoppable Sunday, throwing two touchdown passes to Torrey Smith in the first six minutes of the game, then adding scores to Kamar Aiken, Michael Campanaro, and Steve Smith to give the Ravens a 35-0 lead with 13:57 left in the first half. It was a tremendous turnaround for Flacco, who had thrown four touchdowns in his last three games combined. His play could continue trending upward in Week 7, as the Ravens will host a Falcons defense that allowed 381 passing yards to Jay Cutler on Sunday.

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Flacco completed 22-of-38 passes for 235 yards with one interception in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Colts.

Flacco not only struggled with his accuracy, but also didn't get much help from his teammates. The Baltimore offensive line played poorly for the first time this season, despite facing an Indianapolis front seven that's mostly been mediocre. The Ravens really missed starting LT Eugene Monroe (knee), as undrafted rookie replacement James Hurst allowed three sacks in his second NFL start. The drop off from Monroe to Hurst appears significant, and the former is expected to miss at least another game or two. Still, the Baltimore offense will likely bounce back from Sunday's showing, thanks to favorable matchups against the Bucs and Falcons over the next two weeks.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 2 Months

Flacco completed 22-of-31 passes for 327 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 38-10 win over the Panthers.

Flacco played pretty well for most of the afternoon but also had a lucky day. His 61-yard touchdown to Steve Smith was the result of a slightly overthrown pass that deflected off the hands of TE Owen Daniels. Flacco was also bailed out by his receivers on a few occasions, and reigning DPOY Luke Kuechly dropped an easy interception on a terrible throw. Though he didn't play as well in Sunday's game as the stats suggest, Flacco is still on pace for the best season of his career, with 1,055 passing yards, a 63.4 completion percentage and 7:2 TD:INT through four games. His accuracy has been better than it was last season, which likely has something to do with the Ravens' massively improved offensive line. Flacco also has a better receiving corps, despite losing Dennis Pitta to a hip injury for the second year in a row.

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Flacco's teammate, starting left tackle Eugene Monroe, will miss multiple weeks after undergoing a minor surgical procedure on his knee, The Ravens' official website reports.

The Baltimore offensive line has thus far been massively improved from last season, looking like a top-10 unit just one year after making a case to be considered the worst group in the league. Some regression can now be expected, as Flacco not only loses his blindside protector, but also swaps out a Pro Bowl-caliber player for undrafted rookie James Hurst. To be fair, Hurst was a four-year starter at North Carolina, and likely would have been drafted if not for the broken leg he suffered as a senior. Still, Flacco has repeatedly shown that he's only as good as the offensive line in front of him, and it looks like a downgrade is coming. On the bright side, Monroe is expected to return this season, and the Baltimore offensive line still looks better than last year's. Also, Flacco gets a string of friendly matchups after Sunday's tough one against the Panthers.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 2 Months

Flacco completed 19-of-31 passes for 217 yards, with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Browns. He added six yards on four carries.

The Ravens relied on their running game for much of the contest, but then rode Flacco's arm in the fourth quarter. Flacco played well for a second straight week, notably dropping a pass right into Steve Smith's arms for a 32-yard gain that set up the game-winning field goal. The lone interception occurred when Flacco was crushed while throwing downfield, with the impact causing the ball to pop up in the air for an easy pick. Flacco's line and receivers mostly played well, but Jacoby Jones dropped what would have been a long gain on a near-perfect throw. Though headed for a bounce-back season behind a much-improved offensive line, Flacco still doesn't figure to have many big fantasy games.