The Five Best Joe Flacco MomentsPosted on June 25, 2014 by Slater Jackson
5. Joe’s first
game- Week 1, 2008 vs Cincinnati
The start of the Joe Flacco era in Baltimore started with a win over a division rival with a score of 17-10. In his first start as a Raven he went 15/29 for 129 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. He did rush for 37 yards and a touchdown. It is not the numbers that are significant it is the fact he began his career doing what he does best, WINNING.
4. First 4 TD game- Week 15 vs Chicago 2009
Taking on a ferocious Bears defense, Joe let loose and lit them up with 4 touchdowns. He also went 21/29 for 234 yards and a quarterback rating of 135.6 in what was his best game as a Raven at the time. Flacco sent a message to the entire NFL on this day that he has the ability to take apart any team’s defense when he gets hot.
3. Flacco hits game winner Vs Steelers- Week 9, 2011 at Pittsburgh
At the time the knock on Flacco was that he couldn’t move the Ravens past the Steelers and he was incapable of defeating Ben Roethlisberger. In what was another great battle between these two teams, Flacco with the game on the line drove the team the length of the field for the win. With 8 seconds left on the clock he hit Torrey Smith in the endzone for the game winner that stunned the Pittsburgh home crowd.
2. AFC Conference Championship win vs New England- 2012 at Gillette Stadium
On the anniversary of the previous season’s heart breaking loss in the AFC Championship game due to a Lee Evans drop in the endzone, Flacco turned the tables on the Patriots. Going 21/36 for 240 yards with 3 touchdowns, Flacco dismantled the Patriots and in emphatic fashion booked the Ravens a ticket to the Superbowl.
1. Superbowl win-2012 vs San Francisco
Flacco was named the Superbowl MVP after his incredible performance in the Ravens 2nd ever Superbowl win. Flacco was 22/33 for 287 yards and 3 touchdowns in the victory as he continued his dominance in a post season where he tied Joe Montana’s single post season touchdown record with 11. Flacco has proven all the doubters wrong as he hoisted the Lombardi trophy over his head, after years of hearing he couldn’t do it he had brought a Superbowl to Baltimore.