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Ravens QB Flacco was blitzed often in 2010; how did he fare?
Ravens QB Flacco was blitzed often in 2010; how did he fare?

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had a fine season in 2010, passing for 3,622 yards and 25 touchdowns. He led the Ravens to another playoff win, but he literally caved under pressure in the 31-24 loss to the Steelers in the AFC divisional round. Flacco was sacked five times, lost a fumble and tossed an interception. We know the Steelers like to blitz. Did other teams take the same aggressive approach against Flacco? According to Pro Football Focus, Flacco dropped back to pass 618 times in 2010 (including playoffs). On those pass plays, Flacco was blitzed 306 times (49.5 percent). Only Oakland backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski was blitzed more frequently than Flacco. As a comparison, New...

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