Baltimore Ravens’ Joe Flacco Isn’t About Stats, Just Clutch

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco isn’t going to wow you. He isn’t going to put up numbers that people would like. He just tends to come up big when it matters most. That’s who Flacco is.

When we look at the game against the Minnesota Vikings, sure there was more to the game than Flacco. Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones could have been the most valuable player for the team down the stretch with his kick return late in the fourth quarter.

But at the end of the day, when the Ravens’ defense failed to hold the lead on three separate occasions late in the game, Flacco ultimately led the Ravens 80 yards down the field with 45 seconds left to seal the deal as the Ravens won 29-26.

“It was unlikely that we win this game today,” Flacco noted via ESPN.com. “But we did.”

When you have a franchise quarterback, any win is possible. Flacco, despite some of his inconsistent play this season, showed why he is the future for the Ravens’ organization, and it should never be doubted.

Flacco earned his 61st regular season victory in Week 14, which is the most by any quarterback in his first six seasons in NFL history. You can talk about how Flacco has benefited from a good defense for most of his career which created a good situation for him, and how Flacco has benefited from a good running game for most of his career as well.

At the end of the day, winning isn’t easy in the NFL. And Flacco has a lot of them, not to mention being a Super Bowl MVP. Clutch is who Flacco is, no matter what his stats are.

 

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