• Playoff run puts Flacco on road to respect

    Summary of 25 articles · Updated Jan 24, 2013
    Sure, Flacco wasn't the best quarterback in the league this season. Joe Flacco can win his first Super Bowl in 11 days. "The bottom line is that the San Francisco 49ers have a good football team," Flacco said. Just how great? I ask you this, when was the last time you cringed as Joe Flacco endured a crushing sack? In the playoffs, the Ravens and the whole offense should split the credit for this, not just the transformed Ravens offensive line have allowed Flacco to get sacked four times and hit five other times, according to the guys over at Pro Football Focus. With less than a minute to go in regulation of last Saturday's AFC divisional playoff round in Denver, facing third-and-three at his own 30 yard line with no timeouts left, and trailing the Broncos 3528, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco picked himself up following a seven-yard scramble and listened to the play call from offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell. The Ravens are packing their bags for New Orleans because the front office and coaching staff have pulled the trigger on a bunch of key moves over the past 12 months, from extending Ray Rice and signing players like Corey Graham and Justin Tucker to changing offensive coordinators and switching up the offensive line.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Rocky Balboa and Ranking Joe Flacco

      Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has played brilliantly in the playoffs, but not in the regular season. Does that mean he's just a regular Joe?
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Flacco says he was always a football guy, played baseball for fun

      Baltimore Ravens quarterback considered taking up baseball again before senior year at DelawareWhen Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was heading into his senior year at Delaware, the former prep state championship pitcher from New Jersey wanted to play bas…
    • Kurt Warner said Joe Flacco has earned $100 million contract

      Ravens quarterback's success in postseason is worthy of big pay day, according to former two-time MVP and current NFL Network analyst When the Ravens and Joe Flacco agreed in August to put off negotiations on a long-term contract extension, the thinking…
    • Pass protection has been key in Ravens' Super run

      The Ravens are packing their bags for New Orleans because the front office and coaching staff have pulled the trigger on a bunch of key moves over the past 12 months, from extending Ray Rice and signing players like Corey Graham and Justin Tucker to cha…
    • Joe Flacco advocated for Ravens' aggressive second-half attack

      Quarterback passes for three touchdowns in final two quarters against PatriotsRavens quarterback Joe Flacco quickly came to a realization Sunday night while trailing the New England Patriots at halftime of the AFC championship game. It was a realization…
    • Obvious key to Joe Flacco's success is consistency

      Predictably, within nanoseconds of passing the Ravens to the Super Bowl, Joe Flacco was back in the never-ending debate about whether he is an elite quarterback. Even the NFL’s official website had a blog post with a headline that asked “How elite is
    • Steve Gregory: Joe Flacco is an elite quarterback

      The next two weeks are going to be filled with plenty of storylines. There’s the brothers Harbaugh squaring off in the Super Bowl, Colin Kaepernick’s stunning rise and Ray Lewis‘ farewell tour, for starters. There’s also going to be a lot of “Is
    • What does Woodley think of Flacco now?

      It was about 19 months ago when Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley said Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco wouldn't go to the Super Bowl "in this lifetime." Well, unless the Mayans were a month off on their end-of-the-world prophesy, it looks like …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Flacco should be glad the Ravens chose not to talk contract during season

      The Baltimore Ravens stopped trying to work out a new contract with quarterback Joe Flacco before the 2012 season began.  In hindsight, Flacco should be very happy about that. After a regular season that at times raised questions about whether the Raven…
    • Flacco proves he's a 'Super' quarterback

      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A year ago at Gillette Stadium, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was one failed catch by Lee Evans from leading the Ravens to the Super Bowl. This time, and in fact this entire postseason, Flacco has been a quarterback who wo…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Championship Sunday MVPs: Joe Flacco, Colin Kaepernick set up Super Bowl XLVII showdown

      Joe Flacco, quarterback, Baltimore Ravens: After a relatively quiet first half, Flacco stepped up in the final 30 minutes, completing 15-of-24 pass attempts for 159 yards and three touchdowns as the Ravens scored 21 straight points to defeat the New Eng…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Turning point of Joe Flacco's season

      Joe Flacco's turning point was actually his lowest point of the season. In Week 15, Flacco had an interception that was returned 98 yards for a touchdown in the Ravens' 34-17 loss to the Broncos. The lasting image was Flacco laying face first in the tur…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Another chance for Joe Flacco to join top tier of NFL quarterbacks

      With AFC championship rematch vs. New England, Ravens QB looks to prove he can take team to the Super BowlJoe Flacco looked tired, or maybe he was just bored. It was hard to tell.
    • Flacco: 'We feel like nobody can beat us'

      Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has never made it to the Super Bowl, but he is talking like he expects to get there. "I think we feel like we are a great team and nobody can beat us," Flacco said as the Ravens head into Sunday's AFC Championship…
    • Peter King: It's time to make room for Joe Flacco in the upper echelon of quarterbacks

      This story appears in the Jan. 21, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated. Buy the digital version of the magazine here.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Ravens QB Joe Flacco picks apart passive defenses

      Given how cool and calm Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has looked while picking apart opposing defenses these past two weeks -- particularly after halftime in the wild-card win over the Indianapolis Colts -- don’t be surprised if the New England Patriots
  • Five Ravens stats that stand out for Super Bowl

    Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Ravens.
    • Joe Flacco closing in on Joe Montana

      When you think of the most impressive postseasons by a quarterback, there is Joe Montana, Steve Young and Joe Flacco. Yes, Flacco. With eight touchdown passes and zero interceptions, Baltimore Ravens QB Flacco has a shot to tie or break Montana's record…
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens and 49ers

    This week, Baltimore Sun reporters Aaron Wilson and Matt Vensel look back at the Ravens' previous game and that of their next of opponent.Ravens 28, Patriots 13
  • Oft-questioned Flacco facing a new set of queries

    Strong-armed Ravens quarterback faces the 49ers' dual threat in Super Bowl of contrasting QBsJoe Flacco basically blew off the question, and it was hard to blame him.
  • Lots To Be Raven About

    Baltimore beat New England 28-13 to advance to the Super Bowl and Joe Flacco was one reason why. The quarterback is playing his best during this postseason, says Chris Burke.
    Source: CNNSI.com
  • Will Ravens' Flacco be hurt by Sports Illustrated cover?

    Magazine has history of jinxing athletes it featuresThe Baltimore Ravens proved last week that they could beat not just the Denver Broncos but the Las Vegas oddsmakers who had predicted their defeat. But can they now beat the Sports Illustrated jinx?

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