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Joe Flacco struggled on shorter throws against Denver

Joe Flacco struggled on shorter throws against Denver

At first glance, Joe Flacco's numbers from Thursday night were eye-popping, the kind of stats that make fantasy football players happy. He threw for 362 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the 49-27 loss. But it took him 62 passes -- he completed 34 of them -- to get there, and his 5.8 yards per attempt were about half as much as Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who got 100 more yards on 20 fewer attempts. That’s not to say he played poorly. There was some good and there was some bad from Flacco as the game got out of hand. But surprisingly, the area with which the big-armed quarterback struggled the most was shorter passes. According to Pro Football...

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