By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
1:50 PM EST, December 27, 2012
Orchestrating the Ravens' most productive offensive performance of the season, quarterback Joe Flacco is upbeat about what it could mean for the AFC North champions in the playoffs.
The Ravens registered a season-high 533 yards of total offense and 224 rushing yards during a 33-14 victory over the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants.
Against the Giants, the Ravens ran more quick-hitting plays to get the football out of Flacco's hands as Baltimore averaged 6.6 yards on 81 plays. That included 21 no-huddle plays as Flacco completed 25 of 36 passes for 309 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 114.2 quarterback rating.
"Obviously, it worked pretty well and there are always things that we can work on," Flacco said. "We're working every week to improve those things and get as good as we can get. But it was a good point, and a good for us to build off of and try to kind of carry into the next few weeks."
Flacco emphasized that communication with new offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell has been good all along.
It did seem like Caldwell put more of a stamp on the offense in his second game running it after being elevated from quarterbacks coach when Cam Cameron was fired.
"I think it's been pretty good, and I think it's always going to be a work in progress and get better and better and better," Flacco said. "I couldn't tell you I noticed too much difference. That was one of the things that we tried to do very well Week 1, and I think we probably grew a little bit in Week Two, but it was pretty similar for myself."