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After leading the Baltimore Ravens to a 23-20 comeback over the Pittsburgh Steelers, it was Joe Flacco who heard all the trash talk from Lamar Woodley and several others on the team in the off season who ended leaving Hines Field with a big smile on his face. It was a perfect non verbal slap.
At least for the regular season, he knows he will be 2-0 against Baltimore’s biggest rival this year and it was a statement win that lets his teammates see that he can perform well in the clutch. The team is now 6-2 and in great position to win the AFC North and make a run at getting to the Superbowl. It looks like the team is hungry and focused heading into the second half of the season.
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With Pitt's season quickly going down the drain and the Ravens' last-minute victory over Heinz Field's other occupants, a weird thing happened: for some reason, the whole "Palko vs. Flacco" debate picked up again. Like me, Bob Smizik is perpexed:
Palko entered Pitt in 2002, Flacco in 2003. Rod Rutherford was the entrenched starting quarterback both of those...
Joe Flacco hit Torrey Smith for a 26-yard touchdown pass with 8 seconds to go, lifting the Baltimore Ravens past the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-20 on Sunday night.
Five plays after letting a sure touchdown toss tip off his hands, Smith capped Baltimore's game-winning 92-yard drive by beating William Gay down the right sideline as the Ravens (6-2) snapped Pittsburgh's four-game...
— The difference between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Ravens is no longer in the quarterback.
Joe Flacco worked his magic last night. With the Ravens down 20-16 late in the 4th quarter, Flacco and his teammates embarked on a 92-yard TD drive to beat the hated Steelers on their own field last night! Flacco hit rookie WR Torrey Smith with a perfect 26-yard TD strike with only 8 seconds left in the game! Joe Flacco completed 28 of 47 passes for 300 yards with 1 TD pass...
It was interesting to tune into sports talk radio in the Steel City prior to Sunday's game between the Ravens and Steelers, if only to hear an opposing city's take on quarterback Joe Flacco. For several hours, caller after caller checked in to state the belief that Flacco, who was just 1-5 in Heinz Field prior to last night, would never play well enough to lead the Ravens to a win.
Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco strung together a 92-yard drive in the final minutes to ruin a gallant Steelers comeback and give the Ravens a comeback victory of their own, 23-20, at Heinz Field. The victory gives Baltimore a sweep of the two-game series and a first-place tie with Cincinnati in the AFC North Division at 6-2. The Steelers slipped to 6-3.
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This is the watershed game of the AFC in 2011... the team who wins will control their own destiny in the AFC playoffs come January...Shane Clemons of our very own Bloguin Network had avery nice take on this game: "The Steelers are coming into their Sunday night match-up against the Baltimore Ravens with a 6-2 record and a 4 game winning streak. They lead the Ravens and the...
It took a full 60 minutes... but Joe Flacco found Torrey Smith (who had gotten behind Ryan Clark) for the game-winning score on a 26-yard strike into the end zone to cap a 92-yard drive at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh....and as time expired, the Ravens killed off a jinx which had been riding their backs forever.Ryan Mink of Ravens.com tells the tale:
"This game was looking like...
The Pittsburgh Steelers were seconds from strengthening their spot atop the AFC.
With one pass, the Steelers fell all the way to third in their division.
The Baltimore Ravens swept the season series from their rivals with a dramatic 23-20 victory on Sunday night, winning the game on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Torrey Smith with 8 seconds remaining.
The play put...
OK, so we've finished Week 9. Week 10 starts Thursday night. However, the Baltimore Ravens, because they had their bye in Week 5, are just now halfway through their season.
Quarterback: CFourth-year quarterback Joe Flacco has been good enough for the Ravens to win 75 percent of their games, but he's been maddeningly inconsistent. Also, Flacco has been good for one fumble...
Joe Flacco hit Torrey Smith for a 26-yard touchdown pass with 8 seconds to go, lifting the Baltimore Ravens past the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-20 on Sunday night. Five plays after letting a sure touchdown toss tip off his hands, Smith capped Baltimore's game-winning 92-yard drive by beating William Gay down the right sideline as the Ravens (6-2) snapped Pittsburgh's four-game winning streak.
Coming off a thrilling victory over their biggest rival, the last thing the Baltimore Ravens need is to slip up against a beatable opponent.
The visiting Ravens will try to remain focused while looking for a third consecutive victory Sunday against a Seattle Seahawks team hoping to avoid their first four-game skid in almost two seasons.
Trailing Pittsburgh by four points with 2...