It's Week 5 and the Baltimore Ravens just moved into sole possession of first place in the AFC North with a 9-6 win in Kansas City. The defense played well, the running game was solid, and the victory marks the team's fourth win in five games.
But the locals aren't thrilled. The national media is starting to pile on. Fantasy football owners are stressing out.
Joe Flacco had another one of those days. 13-for-27, 187 yards, 0 TDs, 1 interception.
"Yes, they won the Kansas City game," says Gerry Sandusky, the longtime radio play-by-play voice for the Ravens. "But fans started to wonder if Joe Flacco was somehow an incomplete quarterback who could only shine at home, if the Ravens offense and their no-huddle look could only produce at home, if the Ravens were doomed to flounder away from Baltimore this season. There was a definite feeling among the fans of creeping dread after that game."
It's something that's plagued Flacco his entire five-year career. For all the ...