Posted: 2/2/2013 1:18:38 AM
FLACCO is NOT capable of winning "THE BIG ONE !!!!" Read On:
Flacco made 13 of 30 pass attempts for 141 yards passing, was sacked three times, and intercepted three times in the 2009 AFC Championship Game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Flacco's injury limited his performance Wild Card Weekend against the Patriots. The Ravens routed the Patriots 33-14 despite Flacco throwing 4-10 for just 34 yards with one interception. The following week against the Colts, Flacco again performed poorly; thus, the Ravens lost 20-3.
In a 2009 playoff rematch, the Ravens traveled to Foxborough to take on the New England Patriots. Flacco had a relatively good game throwing for 285-yards and 2 touchdowns while completing 77.1% of his passes and a passer rating of 119.3, but in a losing effort as the Patriots came back from losing 20-10 to win the game in overtime 23-20. After the game, the Ravens' offensive play calling was criticized for too many check down passes to Pro Bowl Running Back Ray Rice and for being too conservative.
In the divisional round, Flacco and the Ravens would once again head to Pittsburgh to play their arch-rival Steelers. The difference this time would be the season was on the line. The Ravens got out to an early 21-7 lead after a 12-yard rush by running back Ray Rice, a fumble recovery run back for a touchdown by defensive end Cory Redding, and a four-yard touchdown pass from Flacco to tight end Todd Heap. But in the third quarter, which the Ravens had been dominant in all of the regular season, Baltimore fell apart. The Ravens turned the ball over 3 times in their own territory with an uncharacteristic fumble by Rice, an interception by Flacco, and a fumbled snap by Center Matt Birk, and with those the Steelers took a 31-24 lead. But even after all of the Ravens miscues and errors, the Ravens still had a shot to win it at the end when Flacco threw a dart to Houshmandzadeh, but it was dropped. Flacco finished the game 16 of 30 for 125-yards, one touchdown and one interception.
In the divisional round, Flacco was 14 of 27 and threw for two touchdowns while the Ravens beat the Houston Texans 20-13. The Ravens advanced to the AFC Championship Game for the first time since 2008 (Flacco's rookie season).
In the AFC Championship Game, although Flacco completed 22 out of his 36 attempts while throwing for two touchdowns and one interception along with 306 yards passing, the Ravens lost 23-20 against the Tom Brady-led New England Patriots.
NEED I SAY MORE ???? 49ers -34 Ravens -20