Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 9/26/12
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Joe Flacco shut up some of the naysayers (myself included) after he was able to put together a virtuoso performance in their 31-30 victory over the New England Patriots. Throwing for 382 yards and 3 TD is a primetime performance against the other quarterback who was named Tom Brady. Ray Rice was effective as usual rushing for 101 yards on 20 carries, but he also hauled in 5 passes for 49 yards in the process as well. There may not be a better back in the NFL, but Flacco is officially starting to spread the wealth and make the perfect reads. Wide receiver Torrey Smith and tight end Dennis Pitta put together a hell of a performance against the struggling New England pass defense, but the Ravens answered the bell when they needed to. Baltimore has never been known as a powerful offense that puts a ton of points on the board thanks to their devastating defense, but the weapons around Flacco has made him inch even closer to that elite status. Baltimore’s defense is still without Terrell ...
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