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 2 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.

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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 3 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.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 3 Months

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 3 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.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 3 Months

Flacco (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Flacco missed practice Wednesday due to a cold, but he was a full participant Thursday and Friday. With Bernard Pierce out with a thigh injury, the Ravens could rely more on Flacco's arm to move the ball against a solid Browns secondary.

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Flacco (illness) is probable for Sunday's game against the Browns, the Ravens' official website reports.

After missing Thursday's practice, Flacco was a full participant both Thursday and Friday. He merely had a cold, and should be back at full strength for Sunday's game.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 3 Months

Flacco (illness) returned to practice Thursday, ESPN.com reports.

Flacco missed practice Wednesday while dealing with a cold, but his return to the field Thursday confirms that he is on track to be good to go Sunday against the Browns.

Joe Flacco QB BAL 3 Months

Flacco is dealing with a cold that caused him to miss practice Wednesday, the Baltimore Sun reports.

While Flacco sat out Wednesday's practice, the report notes that Flacco's cold isn't thought to be serious, so his status for Sunday's game against the Browns does not appear to be in peril.