Joe Flacco came into Super Bowl XLVII with an impressive postseason resume of a National Football League-record six road playoff wins and eight touchdowns with no interceptions during this postseason. Flacco just added to those stats with three more touchdowns and zero picks as the Baltimore Ravens won a 34-31 thriller at the Superdome. There was little doubt who would win the Most Valuable Player award for this game if Baltimore held on to win and Flacco did just that.
When you tear apart a very good defense in the San Francisco 49ers and finish with 287 yards passing including a killer drive in the fourth quarter that extended the Baltimore lead back to five, you deserve the MVP award. Flacco has proved he is an elite quarterback and did it on the biggest stage out there. He will get a huge new contract for the Ravens for sure now even if the team puts the franchise tag on him this off-season. Flacco kept hitting his favorite target in Anquan Boldin all night long and even after the long delay, Flacco got back on track to lead Baltimore to the victory.
After the first half that Flacco had, I thought the MVP honor was sealed up pretty tightly. San Francisco made a great rally in the second half and it would have been Colin Kaepernick’s honor if the 49ers would have finished the comeback but this was Flacco’s night. If there were any doubts still left about Flacco, those are now very long gone into the confetti-filled night.