Found January 21, 2013 on
New England Patriots
Many people, myself included, scoffed at Joe Flacco when he suggested he was not only a top-five quarterback in the NFL, but the best overall. Well, he definitely isn't the best, and he still isn't in my top five, but it is about time he gets the recognition he deserves.
Since entering the league in 2008, Joe Flacco has not just made the playoffs every season, but he has won at least one playoff game in each of those five seasons. There is only one other quarterback in the history of the league to even start a playoff game in each of his first five seasons, let alone win one each year.
Flacco has an 8-4 postseason record and those eights wins are the most in the NFL over the span of his five-year career. With the win on Sunday, Flacco has now won six career road playoff games -- the most in league history. That is amazing considering he isn't even halfway through his career. Keep in mind, if not for a Lee Evans' drop in last year's AFC Championship Game this wo...
BEST OF MAXIM
With ample help from Baltimore’s menacing defense, wrongly maligned quarterback Joe Flacco guided the tougher Ravens to a 28-13 victory over the underachieving New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The 6-foot-6, 245 pound Flacco, who Baltimore took out of the University of Delaware with the 18th pick...
Joe Flacco is playing out his rookie contract and is expected to be franchised this offseason. The question remains what will Flacco get from the Ravens?
I wrote this a while ago, and I still believe it, the Ravens and Flacco will strike a seven-year, $100 million contract.
It’s logical to give Flacco this kind of contract now. He has reached the Super Bowl and holds the record...
Yesterday I posted on the subject of whether or not Joe Flacco could yet again outplay Brady in the AFC Championship game, as he did last year, despite the fact the Ravens lost. I hoped to today be posting on how he did not, and how Brady demonstrated why he is in the discussion as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
Unfortunately, yesterday's game showed quite the...
Joe Flacco outdueled Tom Brady, throwing three touchdown passes in the second half and leading the Baltimore Ravens to their first Super Bowl in 12 years with a 28-13 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday for the AFC championship.
The win sets up the first Super Bowl coached by brothers, Baltimore's John Harbaugh and San Francisco's Jim. The 49ers won the NFC title...
The Ravens have had several drives halted by the Patriots defense. This last drive wasn’t one of them.
Joe Flacco passed nine of 10 plays on the drive and the Ravens took the lead with a 5-yard completion to Dennis Pitta.
The Ravens now lead 14-13 in the third quarter.
Editor’s note: As part of NFL’s Greatest Quarterback, fans will decide the best QB in each team’s history. We are only picking one team per quarterback, so Steve McNair will be included with the Titans and Vinny Testaverde will be included with the Buccaneers.
Joe Flacco: Flacco had one of the most impressive rookie season in NFL history, starting out of the gate in 2008...
Those who choose to hate on Super Bowl XLVII will surely point swiftly to the unsexy quarterback matchup. After years of being spoiled in the Super Bowl by guys like Brady, Manning, Manning, Brees, Rodgers and Roethlisberger, we're left with a matchup between Joe Flacco and Colin Kaepernick. Both are young and have superb skill sets, but neither is a household name to your average...
Joe Flacco, Ray Lewis and the rest of the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Patriots after losing in last year's AFC Championship game.
FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady has long been viewed as an elite quarterback. Even Ray Lewis referred to Brady as “one of the greatest quarterback in NFL history,” after Sunday’s AFC Championship win. But Joe Flacco proved yet again why he too deserves that title.
Flacco outplayed Brady in last year’s AFC Championship Game loss and he one-upped the great No. 12 yet again, throwing...
This is going to seem a little odd to determine Joe Flacco, Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens will win Super Bowl XVII, because the San Francisco 49ers had the most Pro Bowl selections in 2012. However the history of teams that led their conferences in Pro Bowl selections does not bode well for the 49ers chances at winning the Super Bowl. From 2001-2011, only two teams from the...
It made for great story lines all week. The upstart, emotional Ravens, playing for Ray Lewis' retirement, come to New England seeking revenge against a superior offense.Joe Flacco, set to prove that he is in the same league as Tom Brady, needs to repeat his performance from a week earlier in Denver; can New England's defense rise to the challenge, or are they as weak as everyone...
The Patriots didn't force any turnovers, Joe Flacco hit a good number of 20+ yard throws, the Patriots could not convert in the redzone, Tom Brady threw two interceptions, Aqib Talib was injured early in the first quarter and Bernard Pollard injured Stevan Ridey - forcing a fumble.
Essentially, it was the perfect storm for the Ravens to win. Everything that needed to happen...