Found January 12, 2012 on
This Given Sunday:
New England Patriots
Joe Flacco's week to week performance is like something out of a nursery rhyme. When he's good, as in his 389-yard, 3-touchdown demolition of the Rams, he's very very good. But when he's bad, like his 137-yard stinker in a 12-7 loss to the Jaguars... he's horrid. And the difference between the two Flaccos could be enough to spell the difference between winning and moving on to the AFC Championship game, or losing their third game this year to the AFC South.
We reached out to Thomas Jackson of Ravens Football Machine on the Bloguin NFL network, to give us perspective on what kind of performance we can expect, and whether it will be enough to beat the Houston Texans.
TGS: Clearly, this game is going to largely depend on whether the good Joe Flacco or the bad Joe Flacco shows up. What is behind his maddening inconsistency, and do you think the good Flacco plays this week?
Jackson: "Good Joe" and "Bad Joe" are really the same guy... by t...
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The NFL's 2011 season has been called "the year of the quarterback," and praise has been rightfully heaped upon Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Tom Brady and rookie Cam Newton.
There has not been a rush, though, to heap praise on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Joe Flacco has noticed.
From the Baltimore Sun, here's what Flacco told the media on Wednesday:
The last episode of of Agree To Disagree with Bob Labriola and Mike Pristua is now up on steelers.com as they argue about the playoff loss against the Denver Broncos and try to predict if Joe Flacco will lead the Baltimore Ravens to the Super Bowl.
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The Houston Texans, fresh off their first playoff victory in franchise history – a 31-10 spanking of the Cincinnati Bengals – come to Baltimore for the second time this year hoping to earn a berth in the AFC Championship game. As I said several times this week, the Texans are to be commended for their first ever postseason win, and for doing it with a third string quarterback...
Each team has a fantastic defense. There is no denying that fact. Since it's going to be up to the offenses to beat them, I'm keeping the key players on the offensive side of the ball. Let's take a look.
T.J. Yates: Yates will certainly have to step up if he wants his team to win this one. He's inexperienced in the playoffs, giving him a bit of a disadvantage....