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QB Joe Flacco - Baltimore Ravens

6-6, 236Born: 1-16-1985College: DelawareDrafted: Round 1, pick 18

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Week 3: at Cleveland Browns

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs CIN 35 62 345 1 1 3 7 0 0
2 vs PIT 21 29 166 2 0 5 3 0 0
3 at CLE PROJ-Dodds 24 39 * * * 3 * * *
3 at CLE PROJ-Tremblay 23 38 * * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs CIN (35 / 62 / 345 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 7 / 0 rush)

Joe Flacco played as horribly as his hideous stat line would suggest. The Ravens offense was inefficient on a level close to last season, but not because of the same crippling elements. The ugliest parts of the performance were the 7 drops by Ravens receivers. The film was even worse with than this, with several other plays that were near misses due to inaccuracies or imprecision. The offensive line performed very well run blocking and limiting pressure on Flacco. Kubiak moved the pocket for Flacco buying him extra time to survey the field. Flacco did a good job of using his blockers well and maneuvered outside the pocket effectively. However, Flacco was atrocious to start the game. He threw behind his targets but his receivers didn't help him at all. The two Smiths accounted for stalling the first three drives with a drop, a slip, and an apparent miscommunication that almost resulted in an interception. Flacco cost his team points on multiple occasions. On third and long, the Bengals brought pressure everyone in the stadium could see coming, Flacco got happy feet instantly and ran out of the pocket instead of getting rid of the ball quickly and had to throw the ball away. The result was 55 yard field goal attempt Tucker missed badly. A check down and shorter field goal would have given Tucker a better chance. The Ravens offense showed signs of life in the 2 minute drill. The improved offensive success came with more targets to Owen Daniels and Dennis Pitta in the middle of the field after Vontaze Burfict left with a concussion. Flacco engineered a nice drive featuring perfect throws in the middle of the field to Daniels and Jones, moving the ball down to the Cincinnati 16. On third and ten with 8 seconds and a timeout remaining, Flacco managed to come away with no points by running around and getting sacked without getting any sort of good look at the end zone. With the best field position the Ravens had all day, Flacco made a horrendous late jump pass across his body for an easy interception. He followed it up with another jump pass off his back foot but he dropped it in perfectly over the shoulder to a well-covered Pitta. Flacco was undoubtedly more accurate late in the game. He hit receivers in stride and threw well placed balls well to his tight ends over the middle. His game winning drive attempt failed when Flacco didn't unload the ball quickly as the Bengals sent more than the Ravens could block.

2014 Week 2 vs PIT (21 / 29 / 166 / 2 / 0 pass, 5 / 3 / 0 rush)

Joe Flacco didn't start the game half asleep as per usual. The Ravens avoided the drive killing down and distances with a more consistent ground attack and much better execution in the passing game. On the opening drive Flacco was accurate in the short passing game. He simply read the defense and sat behind good protection, allowing his receivers to do their jobs. On the opening drive he was aided by a 23 yard pass interference call that moved the offense into the red zone. It wasn't a particularly great call from the official or throw from Flacco who could have been intercepted had the defender been playing the ball instead of the receiver. Flacco capped the drive hitting a wide open Daniels for the touchdown. On the following possession, Flacco showed faith in Daniels firing a bullet into tight coverage and letting hit make a contested catch. It was the type of throw Flacco makes consistently to Pitta and having another weapon he has confidence in will bode well for the Ravens offense. Flacco avoided bad decisions all game and was very accurate over the middle of the field giving his receivers chances to run after the catches. Flacco's first ugly play came early in the 4th quarter as he rolled out off of play action, throwing late off his back foot to Pitta who was very well covered by the time Flacco threw it. Other than a couple of wide open passes to Owen Daniels, the Ravens red zone offense was putrid. They were unable to run the ball in from inside the 5 and other players were unable to win in tight spaces.


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3@ Cleveland Browns
4vs Carolina Panthers
5@ Indianapolis Colts
6@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7vs Atlanta Falcons
8@ Cincinnati Bengals
9@ Pittsburgh Steelers
10vs Tennessee Titans
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ New Orleans Saints
13vs San Diego Chargers
14@ Miami Dolphins
15vs Jacksonville Jaguars
16@ Houston Texans
17vs Cleveland Browns