Joe Flacco QB BAL 7 Days
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 14 Days2 Comments
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 21 Days
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 28 Days
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 1 Month
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 2 Months7 Comments
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 2 Months
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.
Joe Flacco QB BAL 2 Months7 Comments
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 2 Months
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 3 Months
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.