Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 7/6/12
Offense Joe Flacco and the Ravens finally got over the hump last year. Flacco beat Ben Roethlisberger head-to-head twice, something he had never done once in his career prior. The Ravens won the division with a record of 12-4 and outlasted the Steelers in the playoffs. However, a missed chip shot field goal by kicker Billy Cundiff cost the Ravens a chance at sending the AFC Championship matchup with the Patriots to overtime. The Patriots have gotten the AFC’s top seed in back-to-back seasons and made the Super Bowl out of the AFC last year. Having gotten over the hump that was the Steelers, the Ravens now have another hump to get over. For as good as their 12-4 record was last year, the Ravens really lacked consistency and really played poorly at times. Joe Flacco actually had arguably the worst season of his career, as his 57.6% completion percentage and 6.7 YPA were career lows and his 20-12 TD:INT ratio was his worst since his rookie year in 2008. His 80.9 QB rating was also his ...
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