Originally Posted by GoFor7
You know it's funny, before last year's AFCCG Flacco was mostly a non-factor for the Ravens in the playoffs. He didn't choke and wasn't a turnover machine, but he never stood out, never put the team on his shoulders. That AFCCG was probably his best playoff performance and a dropped pass ruined it for him.
It's easy to pin all of the blame on Lee Evans for dropping that pass, but what about Flacco's terrible INT and failing on 4th down earlier in the 4th quarter or his inability to put the Patriots away with the Ravens Defense shutting down Brady.
Flacco was facing a really subpar Defense in New England, and he could only muster 20 points. In the biggest game, winning the turnover battle, only 20 points against one of the league's worst Defenses. That's why I'm not so quick to pat Flacco on the back for that AFCC game. It's the first playoff where he didn't completely blow ass, but he still wasn't that great. Oh BTW, Ray Rice was also rendered a non-factor. Coincidence?