Found January 15, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Joe Flacco threw a pair of first-quarter touchdown passes and the host Baltimore Ravens made the early lead stand up in a 20-13 victory over the mistake-prone Houston Texans on Sunday in the AFC divisional round.
Billy Cundiff kicked a pair of field goals and Lardarius Webb had two big interceptions to help the Ravens (13-4) secure a spot in the AFC Championship Game next Sunday at New England.
Baltimore's defense kept the Texans (11-7) off the scoreboard in the second half in winning its 11th consecutive home game and beating Houston for the second time this season.
Veteran safety Ed Reed snuffed out a late scoring chance with the third interception of Texans rookie quarterback T.J. Yates with 1:51 to play.
Yates had one final chance but his Hail Mary pass with 11 seconds to play deflected off wideout Kevin Walter's arm in the end zone to give Baltimore its first home playoff victory since its Super Bowl-winning season of 2000.
The victory didn't come easy against...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
If Flacco gets out-Quarterbacked by TJ Yates, me and Terrell Suggs will never forgive him. Neither will his wallet.
This week Joe Flacco got a little ornery with the media. He joked about essentially feeling picked on because in his view, the media only respects guys like Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady who rarely ever run the ball. So I guess you could say that Flacco is playing with...
Quarterback hopes pattern continues against PatriotsSay this for Joe Flacco - and this certainly bodes well for the Ravens heading into their showdown with the New England Patriots Sunday in the AFC Championship game - the much-maligned quarterback has certainly been at his best in his team's biggest games this season.
If you’ve listened to Joe Flacco lately, he appears to have that Rodney Dangerfield complex. He gets no respect.
Well, Bill Belichick did his best to pump up Flacco’s tires today. He didn’t go overboard with his praise, but he did give the Ravens quarterback some credit for the Ravens success. Well, at least, he tried.
”They’ve won a lot of games. That’s the big thing...
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.
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...
Joe Flacco and Ray Rice have been waiting three years to get back to this spot, and if the Baltimore Ravens hope to return to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2001, they'll need their dynamic duo to take their game up another level.
The Ravens are headed to Foxborough. Joe Flacco tossed a pair of TD passes and Baltimore held off turnover-plagued Houston 20-13 for a date with the Patriots in the AFC title game.
If ever I wanted to see two QBs squash my doubts it is the Ravens Joe Flacco and the 49ers Alex Smith pictured above. Smith will face a solid Giants defense.
Neither the Eagles or the Falcons made it to the playoffs (No that’s not a typo. The Falcons showed up to the stadium but that’s about it). So what is a fan with no team in the playoffs left to do? You can sit back and enjoy...
The Baltimore Ravens will travel to Foxboro, Massachusetts next Sunday to play the New England Patriots at 3PM EST on CBS. The Ravens will be coming off a one-touchdown 20-13 win over the Houston Texans in the first NFL playoff game on Sunday. The Patriots demolished the Denver Broncos at home Saturday night by a score of 45-10. The Super Bowl is just one win away for the Patriots...