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Another opportunity for Ravens QB Joe Flacco to take the next step
Another opportunity for Ravens QB Joe Flacco to take the next step

The chaotic final moments of Joe Flacco's impressive duel with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had barely unfolded when expectations for the Ravens quarterback began skyrocketing. Although the Ravens lost their grip on a Super Bowl berth when wide receiver Lee Evans failed to secure a pass in the end zone and kicker Billy Cundiff flubbed a chip shot field-goal attempt, Flacco had nearly toppled the Patriots. After his commanding performance, much more was expected from Flacco. Yet that display of potential during the Ravens' loss in last year's AFC championship game hasn't translated into a breakthrough season for Flacco. It has been an erratic fifth NFL...

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