Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 10/6/13
Joe Flacco took a licking but kept on ticking... the guy is tough and was unfazed by the sacks and the hits coming at him due to the depletion of his offensive line. As Jamison Hensley wrote for ESPN.com: "Of Joe Flacco's 16 career game-winning drives, the one in the Baltimore Ravens' 26-23 win over the Miami Dolphins isn't his most memorable. But, after Flacco gets to rest his aches and pains, he may consider this his most satisfying one. " During a game in which nothing seemed to go his way -- from warm-ups to the fourth quarter -- Flacco showed winning perseverance in taking all of those shots and coming back to deliver the key offensive play. His 14-yard pass to Torrey Smith set up Justin Tucker's 44-yard, go-ahead field goal with 1:42 left in the game. "This tested Flacco physically. He's getting hit so many times he should invest some of that $120.6 million contract into life insurance. This also tested Flacco mentally. After having an interception returned for a touchdown
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