"We're going to play the way we always do and we're going to win a lot of games and we're going to give ourselves the best chance we can to go out and do the exact same thing we did last year," Flacco said. "But we can't promise that, and you can't just expect that. This is a tough league, and we've got to go out there and work for it."
Can you expect a Super Bowl MVP to improve?
Looking at how the past five quarterbacks to win the Super Bowl MVP award fared the following regular season compared with the previous one.
SB XLI: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
2006 season: 4,397 passing yards, 31 touchdowns, 9 interceptions
2007 season: 4,040 passing yards, 31 touchdowns, 14 interceptions
SB XLII: Eli Manning, New York Giants
2007 season: 3,336 passing yards, 23 touchdowns, 20 interceptions
2008 season: 3,238 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, 10 interceptions
SB XLIV: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
2009 season: 4,388 passing yards, 34 touchdowns, 11 interceptions
2010 season: 4,620 passing yards, 33 touchdowns, 22 interceptions
SB XLV: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
2010 season: 3,922 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, 11 interceptions
2011 season: 4,643 passing yards, 45 touchdowns, 6 interceptions
SB XLVI: Eli Manning, New York Giants
2011 season: 4,933 passing yards, 29 touchdowns, 16 interceptions
2012 season: 3,948 passing yards, 26 touchdowns, 15 interceptions