Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 12/17/12

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on from the sideline against the New England Patriots during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Ravens won 33-14. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
On a day when a Baltimore defense inundated with injury was able to give Peyton Manning everything he could handle and more, the Ravens offense did not show up like the cavalry they were supposed to be. In fact, Flacco and company gave points away to Denver. It was a disgraceful performance. It wasn't all on Joe Flacco, although Joe admitted after the game the pick-6 he threw to Chris Harris was supposed to be a fade route which instead he changed to a shallow slant. Joe told the media he should have just thrown that ball away. Too bad---that mistake changed the entire momentum of the game in favor of Denver. There were tons of other mistakes to go around. Dropped passes---I sound like a broken record on this, but Flacco's receivers must lead the league in drops. Terrible blocking abounded, too. Bobbie Williams tried his best to fill in for Marshal Yanda at right guard, but Denver went through him like a turnstile. The result was not only Flacco getting beaten to the turf on...
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