Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week after a successful debut of a new-look, no-huddle offense.
Flacco earned the honor by completing 21 of 29 passes, 72.4 percent accuracy, for 299 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions during a 44-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night.
Flacco had a 128.4 passer rating as Baltimore (1-0) posted the most yards of total offense in the AFC with a with 430 yards as well as a conference-high 7.4 yards per play.
"It was a lot of fun, you can't lie about that," Flacco said after the game. "We were efficient enough that we put points on the board. I go out there and I play hard, I play tough and we win a lot of football games around here."
Only Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck (309 yards) had more passing yards than Flacco in the AFC during the first week of the season.
This marks the second time Flacco has won the award, previously winning it as a rookie.
Flacco is the Ravens' all-time leader for passing yards and touchdowns with 14,115 yards, 82 touchdowns and 46 interceptions for an 86.6 passer rating.
Including the playoffs, Flacco has a 50-24 record over the past four seasons to rank ahead of Drew Brees (49-21), Ben Roethlisberger (46-20) and Aaron Rodgers (45-24) during that span.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun