Basing our relationship with Joe Flacco on four games -- less than two hours of quarterbacking -- feels like the football equivalent of starting a relationship on Twitter. Don't you think we're taking things a little fast? Let's examine Joe's past before we get too excited.
Who's the boss? The Miami Heat made it a franchise-tying 14th straight win with a 99-93 win over the Knicks in New York.
After watching the Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31, even I had to come to the inevitable conclusion that Joe Flacco is an elite quarterback.
Chances are you will be one of the estimated zillion people on Planet Earth watching the Super Bowl on Sunday Feb. 3 when the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans.
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Underneath all the clichés and apologies, it is hard to argue the Baltimore Ravens would not have lost the game long before overtime without several game-changing assists from the officiating crew.
For John Elway, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, their dream season ended in utter heartbreak. More specifically though, it was the way it ended, 38-35 in double overtime, at the hands of two Manning picks and a torched defense, that was so surprising.
For the Ravens to even stand a chance in this game, quarterback Joe Flacco's going to have to seriously improve upon his performance from the last time these two teams met.
Wilson, a dark horse for Rookie of the Year, controlled the tempo with mostly sound decisions through the air and another 67 yards on the ground, showing that the read-option duo of him and Pro Bowl running back Marshawn Lynch is as good as advertised. Lynch, for the 11th time this season, topped the 100-yard mark, including a fantastic go-ahead 27-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter
Ray Lewis' swan song postseason starts off with a battle of the wits against Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. Both players have a tremendous ability to read the opponent's alignments before the snap. Whichever can fool the other most often will give their unit a major advantage.
The life of an NFL backup is neither glamorous nor always rewarding. While staying ready is one thing, you never know when that opportunity will come, or if it ever will. Batch, after his abysmal performance last week, faced the very real possibility that he would never see the field again.
To have Big Ben out against the Ravens just makes this loss hurt that much more, especially because it was a game the Steelers definitely could have won.
Now don't get me wrong, Flacco is a decent quarterback. He's taken the Ravens to the AFC Championship Game twice in his first four seasons, and has at times shown brief flashes of brilliance. But let's hold off on calling him elite.
The quarterback whined that he doesn't get enough of the credit. And one of his star teammates lobbed jabs that the signal-caller was a weak link. Something has to give in the AFC Championship Game.
A sweep of the series gives the Ravens a tie-break if they end up with the same record as Pittsburgh. It was an incredible ending and completely uncharacteristic of the Steelers defense.
It really couldn't have gone much worse for the Pittsburgh Steelers against their biggest rival, the Baltimore Ravens. As I sit here in shock, beer in hand, it's kind of amazing to me that this team actually made it to the Super Bowl last season.