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Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco
The Baltimore Ravens drafted quarterback Joe Flacco out of the University of Delaware with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft. Flacco was expected to serve as the Ravens' third-string quarterback as a rookie, but a shoulder injury in training camp landed starter Kyle Boller on injured reserve and backup Troy Smith was sidelined with a severe tonsil infection, elevating Flacco to the team's No. 1 spot.

Flacco started every game for the Ravens as a rookie, leading Baltimore to an 11-5 record. During the regular season he completed 60 percent of his passes (257-for-428) for 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Flacco became the first rookie quarterback in NFL his...
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The Baltimore Ravens drafted quarterback Joe Flacco out of the University of Delaware with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft. Flacco was expected to serve as the Ravens' third-string quarterback as a rookie, but a shoulder injury in training camp landed starter Kyle Boller on injured reserve and backup Troy Smith was sidelined with a severe tonsil infection, elevating Flacco to the team's No. 1 spot.

Flacco started every game for the Ravens as a rookie, leading Baltimore to an 11-5 record. During the regular season he completed 60 percent of his passes (257-for-428) for 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Flacco became the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to win his first two playoff starts. Flacco and the Ravens fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship game, ending the season with a 13-6 record.

Flacco was born Jan. 16, 1985 in Audubon, N.J. He began his college career at the University of Pittsburgh before transferring to Delaware and starting for the Blue Hens as a junior and senior.
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  • Ravens news, notes and opinions on Steve Smith, offensive line decisions and more

    Ravens news, notes and opinions on Steve Smith, offensive line decisions and more
    New Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith is confident. But if you listen to every interview that he’s done since signing with the team, it’s clear that he wants everybody to know that he doesn’t view himself as the final piece to the Ravens&...
  • Breaking down Daryl Smith's deal; Ravens have $9.061M in salary cap space

    Breaking down Daryl Smith's deal; Ravens have $9.061M in salary cap space
    The Ravens are now approximately $9.061 million under the NFL salary cap limit of $133 million, according to a league source, which includes the recent contracts for wide receiver Steve Smith, middle linebacker Daryl Smith and safety Jeromy Miles. Daryl...
  • What they're saying about the Ravens

    What they're saying about the Ravens
    A collection of what other media outlets are saying as the Ravens hit the bye week. * USA Today's Jarrett Bell talks about the Ravens' issues heading into their break. This is a good time for a bye and the chance to self-evaluate and reassess....
  • Ravens' struggles continue in 19-16 loss on road to Steelers

    Ravens' struggles continue in 19-16 loss on road to Steelers
    Terrell Suggs didn’t want to hear about how the Ravens were still right in the thick of the AFC North race or about how they still had nine games remaining and a bye week to make much-needed corrections. After watching the defense he leads let...
  • Ravens' slide continues after bye week in 24-18 loss to Browns

    Ravens' slide continues after bye week in 24-18 loss to Browns
    With every unproductive run, ill-advised penalty and blown assignment, the Ravens hammered home the point Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden made during the week. These Ravens are not the Ravens of old. Those teams got better as the season went on,...
  • Ravens blow 17-point lead, but pull out 20-17 win over Bengals

    Ravens blow 17-point lead, but pull out 20-17 win over Bengals
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh went down on a knee and partially covered his face. Quarterback Joe Flacco’s focus turned to overtime but not before he had some “bad thoughts.” Cornerback Jimmy Smith started yelling at any teammates in the...
  • After long delay, Ravens suffer 23-20 loss to Bears in overtime

    After long delay, Ravens suffer 23-20 loss to Bears in overtime
    After all that happened during the game’s first 59 minutes — the near two-hour weather delay, the conditions that were the worst that most of them had ever played in, the swings of momentum — the Ravens had the ball at the Chicago Bears&...
  • Who's picking the Ravens to beat the Cincinnati Bengals?

    Who's picking the Ravens to beat the Cincinnati Bengals?
    A roundup of NFL experts' picks for Sunday's game between the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals. * CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco says the Bengals will win, 23-20, because the Ravens offensive line isn't good enough to stop the Bengals' defensive...
  • Who's picking the Ravens to beat the Cleveland Browns?

    Who's picking the Ravens to beat the Cleveland Browns?
    A roundup of NFL experts' picks for Sunday's game between the Ravens and Cleveland Browns. * CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco expects the Ravens' struggles to continue in a 21-18 loss to the Browns. The Ravens are coming out of a bye and need to get it...
  • Ravens begin crucial stretch with 19-3 win over the New York Jets

    Ravens begin crucial stretch with 19-3 win over the New York Jets
    Whether it was said this week in the Ravens' meeting rooms or on the practice field depends on whom you asked. But what was clear for 60 minutes Sunday against the New York Jets and in the locker room afterward was that the Ravens were intent on proving...
  • After struggling vs. Packers, Ravens' matchup with Steelers looms

    After struggling vs. Packers, Ravens' matchup with Steelers looms
    The case can be made that there is no shame in losing a game by two points to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, but it would to be hard to find a good lawyer to argue it. The Ravens simply did not show up in the first half Sunday. They were...
  • Who's picking the Ravens to beat the Chicago Bears?

    Who's picking the Ravens to beat the Chicago Bears?
    A roundup of NFL experts' picks for Sunday's game between the Ravens and Chicago Bears. * FoxSports.com's Peter Schrager expects the Ravens to edge the Bears, 23-20. Don’t look now, but the Ravens could be primed for a nice second-half run....