Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 1/15/13
Joe Flacco is a dope, we all know this, but he is playing for more than just a Super Bowl this year. Flacco’s contract is up at the end of this year and he and his agent think (out loud) he’s a top 5 elite quarterback and on Sunday he’ll aim to prove just that against the Pats always questionable secondary. So far Joe Flacco leads all 2012 playoff quarterbacks in total QBR throwing 5 TD’s and no interceptions and these numbers aren’t just a fluke. In games against the Patriots Flacco has had a higher QBR than Brady in the last 3 going back to 2010. These statistics are often skewed because the Pats have had a less than stout defense since 2010 while the Ravens have remained at the top so the statistics are not in a vacuum. Brady has also won 2 out of those 3 games so total QBR might just be a pointless statistic, but one can’t ignore the effect Joe Flacco is having on the field these playoffs. So far he has outplayed Manning and Luck in both games and led his team to victories br...
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