Your move, Eli Manning.
Fact: If you have one good game in the NFL, you enter the "elite" discussion.
Never underestimate the preseason greatness of the Baltimore Ravens.
Picture Joe Flacco is So Great, Only the State in Which He Attended College Believes He's Above Average
Now I know one fact about Delaware: the people there are dumb.
"I don't get any credit for what I've done," said Flacco, Baltimore's starter since 2008. "Just look at my track record. Every year Baltimore has had a star running back, big-name receivers and one of the NFL's best defenses. Yet I single-handedly knocked the Ravens out of the playoffs in 2008, 2009 and 2010. No one else did that. I did. But I don't get any respect."
Flacco's statements are backed up by fact. In the AFC Championship Game at the end of his rookie year, Flacco went 13-for-30 for 130 yards, an 18.2 quarterback rating and 3 interceptions, including a game-clinching pick-six to Troy Polamalu. A year later in the playoffs, Flacco was 24-for-45 for 223 yards, 0 touchdowns and 3 interceptions over two games. Last year Flacco stepped up again, knocking Baltimore out of the playoffs with a 2-turnover, 125-yard performance in Pittsburgh in the divisional round.
"You don't want to face Joe Flacco in the playoffs," said Flacco. "Not if he's wearing the same uniform as you are. I'll destroy you. That's just how I roll. But all you hear about is Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady and Drew Brees and Tim Tebow. Guess what? I've beaten the Ravens more than all of those guys have combined!"
He relates to dogs because he is equally intelligent.
He seems pretty happy to complete a pass.
It's almost like you can reach out and touch Ray Lewis's tears.
The bouquet was promptly intercepted by Troy Polamalu and returned for a touchdown.