Jacques Reeves

Game 9: No pressure for Flacco

At the most critical times in yesterday's 41-13 rout of the Houston Texans, it became apparent Joe Flacco is no longer a rookie quarterback.

He has become a clutch one. Lose your top receiver? No worries. Instead of hanging his head, Flacco looked downfield to hit Yamon Figurs for a 43-yard touchdown.

Lose the momentum of the game in the second half? No problem, either. Flacco nonchalantly capped a nine-play, 78-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Todd Heap in the fourth quarter.

"Joe Cool" is the trigger man for the hottest offense in team history - it's the first time the Ravens have scored at least 27 points in four straight games - and one of the...