Joe Flacco
QB BAL (10)
1 month ago15 Comments

Baltimore could look to the trade market for a wide receiver to help Flacco, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite losing Steve Smith and Kamar Aiken in the offseason, Baltimore didn't draft any wide receivers or add any significant veterans at the position. Flacco is thus left with a receiving corps led by Mike Wallace, with Breshad Perriman, Michael Campanaro and Chris Moore -- combined owners of 52 career catches -- the other likely candidates to earn key roles. The Ravens could still add a veteran slot target along the lines of Anquan Boldin or Victor Cruz, but it also isn't out of the question that the team could make a more aggressive maneuver to secure a player who isn't clearly past his prime. The Chargers and Eagles both look like possible trade partners, boasting strong depth at wide receiver after making significant additions during the draft. While accustomed to playing with mediocre or sub-par supporting casts on offense, Flacco may really have his work cut out for him in 2017 after the Ravens devoted their offseason resources to the defensive side. The team also has major question marks along the offensive line and in the backfield, though it at least appears the Baltimore defense has a nice combination of high-end talent and depth.

Joe Flacco
QB BAL (10)
3 months ago

The Ravens have not given Flacco much help through the first week of free agency, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Already losing wide receiver Steve Smith to retirement, the Ravens also lost starting right tackle Ricky Wagner (Lions) and starting center Jeremy Zuttah (49ers), without adding new pieces or having obvious replacements on the current roster. Baltimore has instead focused on rebuilding its defensive backfield, which might be wise from a team perspective but doesn't bode well for Flacco's 2017 prospects. The offensive line currently stands as the biggest question mark, with the wideout group also looking like a potential weakness. The Ravens did add pass-catching back Danny Woodhead (knee), who is 33 years old and currently rehabbing a torn ACL. The Ravens likely will address their offense during the upcoming draft, but it's always a sketchy proposition to expect major immediate contributions from rookies. The team may also look to the bargain bin of free agency, as it has often done successfully in the past.

Joe Flacco
QB BAL (10)
6 months ago

Flacco completed 32 of 49 passes for 267 yards and an interception in Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco set a Ravens franchise record with 4,317 passing yards, but had a pedestrian 20:15 touchdown to interception ratio and 8-8 record to go with the impressive yardage total. He will likely lose wide receiver Steve Smith to retirement this offseason, which will make topping 4,000 yards in 2017 difficult for a quarterback who had failed to reach that mark in any of his first eight professional seasons prior to this one.

Joe Flacco
QB BAL (10)
6 months ago

Flacco completed 30 of 44 passes for 262 yards with a touchdown and interception in Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco was certainly serviceable enough in what turned out to be a high-scoring affair, hitting nine different pass catchers on the afternoon and reviving his connection with TE Dennis Pitta, who he connected with the most. The veteran signal-caller put up over 40 pass attempts for the third time in the last four games, and bounced back with a solid 68.2 completion percentage after barely completing half his passes against the Eagles in Week 15. Flacco also notched a touchdown pass for the eighth straight game, but his production wasn't enough to prevent the Ravens from being eliminated from playoff contention courtesy of a spectacular late touchdown by Antonio Brown. Despite the disappointing outcome, Flacco will try to finish off his ninth season in positive fashion when Baltimore takes on the Bengals in Week 17.

Joe Flacco
QB BAL (10)
6 months ago

Flacco completed 16 of 30 passes for 206 yards, two touchdowns, and a pick in Sunday's win over the Eagles. He also lost a fumble during the contest.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco got the Ravens on the board early with a rifled touchdown pass to Kamar Aiken and then struck again just before half time - laying up a 34-yard bomb to Steve Smith Sr. The rest of the game wasn't as kind for Flacco, who threw a costly pick in the fourth quarter that kept Philly in the game. Flacco's trouble earlier in the season was a lack of big plays, with just two multi-touchdown games in his first 11 outings. He has now thrown for eight scores in his last three games, but turnovers continue to be an issue - with three picks and a fumble during that span.

Joe Flacco
QB BAL (10)
6 months ago1 Comment

Flacco completed 37 of 52 passes for 324 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Monday night's loss to the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco broke the Ravens' single-game completions record he set last week by connecting on one more throw Monday, but his 37 successful passes didn't do all that much damage. While Flacco's 324 yards looks good, his average of 6.23 yards per attempt marked his lowest in six games. Although he also threw an interception, giving him a turnover in three straight games, Flacco led Baltimore's second-half comeback effort with two touchdown passes during the third quarter. Now with six scores through the air across his past couple outings, Flacco sports good momentum heading into a favorable matchup at home versus the Eagles this Sunday.

Joe Flacco
QB BAL (10)
7 months ago1 Comment

Flacco completed 36 of 47 passes for 381 yards and threw four touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's tilt with the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

This was Flacco's best performance of the 2016 campaign, as his four touchdowns and 381 passing yards were both season highs. The nine-year veteran had dead-on accuracy as he sliced up Miami's defense, and it resulted in a tremendous 76.6 percent completion rate. Flacco also did a nice job spreading the ball around, with 10 different players hauling in a catch. He was removed midway through the fourth quarter due to the blowout and will look to build on his strong outing versus the Patriots next Monday night.

Joe Flacco
QB BAL (10)
7 months ago

Flacco completed 25 of 36 passes for 234 yards, one touchdown and one pick in Sunday's win over the Bengals. He added 19 yards on two carries.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco connected with Breshad Perriman on a gorgeous 14-yard fade for a touchdown on Baltimore's opening drive. The team failed to find the end zone again and was left hanging on for dear life in the second half, scoring just one field goal, while Cincinnati attempted to mount a comeback. Two seasons ago, with current Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak running the offense, Flacco looked to be turning the corner - posting or tying career highs in yards, 3,986, and touchdown:interception ratio, 27:12. In his 21 games since, Flacco has thrown just three more touchdowns than interceptions, 25 to 22, and seems to have taken several steps back. Baltimore has tried to replicate Kubiak's system with Marc Trestman and Marty Mornhinweg at the helm and add down-field threats a' la Torrey Smith in Perriman and Mike Wallace, but it hasn't been much use. Since the start of last year, Flacco has more games with multiple picks, eight, than multiple touchdown passes, six.

Joe Flacco
QB BAL (10)
7 months ago

Flacco completed 22 of 35 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Cowboys. He also gained six yards on his only carry.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco managed to gain yards in bunches but was held out of the end zone until connecting with Steve Smith on a five-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. He managed to nix the turnover bug that had plagued him over the last three weeks but still has an unimpressive 10:9 TD:INT ratio through 10 games. Now 5-5, Flacco will need to step up his level of play if the Ravens are to move into playoff contention this season, beginning with next week's matchup against the Bengals.

Joe Flacco
QB BAL (10)
7 months ago

Flacco completed 30 of 41 passes for 296 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in Thursday's 28-7 win over the Browns. He also gained three yards on his sole rush.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco found plenty of success against the Browns' beleaguered secondary, firing a season-high three touchdown passes and hitting a whopping nine different receivers. It was the veteran quarterback's third-highest YPA figure of the season as well (7.22), and the second-best QBR (97.2). The 31-year-old will try to keep the positive momentum going when the Ravens take on the Cowboys in Week 11.