Found January 16, 2012 on Football Nation:
Houston Texans  13 Baltimore Ravens  20 This is another game that pretty much played out exactly as was predicted.  The Ravens play pretty well when at home, while the Texans limped toward the end of the season with three straight losses before pulling out a victory last week against a Bengals team that may have been one of the only other teams in the playoffs with less momentum than the Texans.  Going up against a motivated Ravens defense at home, TJ Yates (183 total yards, 0 TDs, 3 INTs) turned back into a rookie free agent pumpkin, throwing three picks and seemingly incapable of moving his team when it mattered most.  There is definitely no controversy when Matt Schaub returns next season.  Joe Flacco (175 total yards, 2 TDs) played the role of game manager very well, throwing a few key strikes and not turning the ball over.  If Flacco continues to have a chance to be a game manager and not a game winner, the Ravens can beat any team in the league. Andre Johnson (8-111) ...

Defense bails out Flacco again

His feisty tone and rambling respect talk were gone. Only his Fu Manchu remained late Sunday, a reminder of what had been his little defiant streak. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had wanted to be regarded as a grown-ass man, like Brady and Rodgers. What he has to settle for is being the luckiest SOB in football, getting partial credit for what is actually the big-boy work of his...

Defending Joe Flacco, again

Here we are. Just four quarters — sixty minutes — stand between the Ravens and the Super Bowl. The only difference this week compared to last week is the opponent. Houston? Check. New England, here we come. The one constant that has yet to … [visit site to read more] Defending Joe Flacco, again - Ebony Bird - Ebony Bird - A Baltimore Ravens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Photo Story: ‘No Respect’ starring Joe Flacco, John Harbaugh, and special guest Rodney Dangerfield

For all of his talent as a passer, and his very good regular season and post season records during his first four years in the NFL, Joe Flacco is not generally considered to be among the upper tier of quarterbacks in the NFL. As good as his won/loss numbers may look, Flacco’s stats suggest to many that the Ravens win in spite of him more than they win because of him, with defense...

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Watching this video of Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs defending quarterback Joe Flacco makes me feel like Suggs is going to murder me if I disagree with him. Is this what it’s like to line up across from him? Now I can understand why he racks up double-digit sacks per season. The dude comes across as a psychopath, but you already knew that. Man, this guy is intimidating. You...

Ravens safety Ed Reed piles on, and knocks his quarterback, Joe Flacco. What?

File this under: Not what you’re looking for during AFC Championship week. Ravens safety Ed Reed, appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio earlier today, essentially blamed the struggles of the Ravens offense Sunday on Joe Flacco. That’s right, the same Flacco who can’t seem to get any respect. Now the shots are coming from his own teammates. Anyway, Reed claimed the Texans defense...

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The Texans harassed Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and held Baltimore to 227 total yards.

Ravens Advance To AFC Championship

The Ravens are bound for the AFC Championship after taking down the Texans in the Divisional Round with a final score of 20-13 at M&T Bank Stadium. Fantasy Spin: Quarterback Joe Flacco was efficient against a fierce defense as he completed 14 of 27 passes for 176 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Stud running back Ray Rice was held in check though, as he bruised...

Ravens safety Reed wants 'rattled' Flacco, O-line to step up

Ed Reed has plenty of respect in the Ravens' locker room, and perhaps that's why he decided it was OK for him to call for better play from quarterback Joe Flacco and the offensive line with the Patriots on tap.

The Cheese Falls Alone

Despite getting a handful of just horrible, horrible calls in their favor, the Packers were the first home team to drop a game this postseason. Very sad. But also hilarious to the point of gut laughter pain. Those State Farm ads will take on a very plaintive tone over the next week. It was a mixed weekend for teams with superior offenses and wretched defenses. The Saints and Packers...
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