Travis Thomas compares the “elite” quarterbacks around the NFL and what makes him believe that Joe Flacco is the top contender in any title fight.
A lot of folks in Baltimore will be screaming about the refs today when they discuss the Ravens loss to San Diego.
Despite taking a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, the Ravens would struggle to capitalize on their red zone opportunities, finishing 3-7 when they had chances to score inside the 20, settling for FGs instead of TDs.
What is an “elite quarterback” and who in the league is an elite quarterback?
The Ravens have been criticized all year with their inability to move the ball consistently on the road. Matching up against San Diego, many wondered if they could get the job done. But on Sunday, the Ravens proved they could get the job done as they won their third consecutive game on the road.
When Baltimore last played San Diego in Qualcomm Stadium, the Chargers embarrassed them 34-14 on MNF. This year, Baltimore will look to get some revenge as they try to keep pace with Houston atop the AFC. Baltimore will need to protect Flacco as well as stop the run if they intend to win their 4 straight game this season.
The Ravens will head to the West Coast to Battle the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Facing a tough run defense and one of the most prolific passers in the NFL, Baltimore cannot afford to look past this unit as a match-up against Pittsburgh looms large.
So where do you put Flacco? Vick got $40 million guaranteed in a $100 million dollar deal. Vick may have more talent, but who stays on the field more and gets his team to the playoffs more? Flacco.
With 3 wins the road to the Super Bowl in the AFC would go through Baltimore.
Ravens in the national spotlight again for Sunday Night Football – Pregame starts at 5pm.
If I had to win one game, I’m going with that guy wearing those horrible colors in Pennsylvania.