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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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  • Like Ravens, Steelers have problems with run game, pass protection, turnovers

    Like Ravens, Steelers have problems with run game, pass protection, turnovers
    PITTSBURGH — Breaking down game tape of the Ravens this week, the Pittsburgh Steelers might have been reminded a little bit of themselves, but not just because they were watching a team with a physical defense and a strong-armed quarterback. As...
  • Gradkowski brothers' parents will be 'cheering for both' in Ravens-Steelers game

    Gradkowski brothers' parents will be 'cheering for both' in Ravens-Steelers game
    In Dormont, a quiet neighborhood across the Monongahela River and over Mount Washington from Heinz Field, a nondescript family home is smack dab in the middle of the NFL's hardest-hitting rivalry. Walk inside the house and you would find family photo...
  • Jeff Zrebiec's scouting report for Ravens vs. Steelers

    Jeff Zrebiec's scouting report for Ravens vs. Steelers
    Jeff Zrebiec breaks down each facet of Sunday's game between the Ravens and Steelers at Heinz Field (4:25 p.m. on CBS). RAVENS PASSING GAME: Quarterback Joe Flacco has played well against the Steelers lately, averaging 228.4 yards passing while throwing...
  • Four predictions sure to go wrong Sunday when the Ravens play the Steelers

    Four predictions sure to go wrong Sunday when the Ravens play the Steelers
    The Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers renew the NFL’s hardest-hitting rivalry Sunday at Heinz Field. Prominent players like Ray Lewis and Hines Ward are gone and neither team has a winning record, but you can count on a close game when these teams...
  • As teams have changed, meaning of Ravens-Steelers rivalry has not

    As teams have changed, meaning of Ravens-Steelers rivalry has not
    A little more than three months after they exchanged a terse handshake near midfield at M&T Bank Stadium, Ravens coach John Harbaugh and his Pittsburgh Steelers counterpart, Mike Tomlin, were together again in an entirely different setting. At a posh...
  • Ravens make changes but still waiting for results with the running game

    Ravens make changes but still waiting for results with the running game
    The Ravens were unable to significantly revitalize their dormant running game Sunday despite making adjustments to their blocking schemes and running back Ray Rice appearing healthier and more explosive. The Ravens had vowed to tweak their blocking...
  • Mike Preston: Time for the Ravens to get Tyrod Taylor in the game?

    Mike Preston: Time for the Ravens to get Tyrod Taylor in the game?
    Maybe the Ravens should take a play out of the Pittsburgh Steelers playbook. I've never been a strong advocate of putting in another quarterback, but with the offense struggling, the Ravens might want to put in some plays just for backup quarterback...
  • What they're saying about the Ravens after their 19-16 loss to Steelers

    What they're saying about the Ravens after their 19-16 loss to Steelers
    The Ravens fell to the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sunday night, sending them into the bye week with plenty of questions. Columnist Mike Preston has delivered his grades, and our team of writers has offered its complete breakdown of the 19-16 loss at...
  • CBS Sports only adds to misery of seeing Bills beat Ravens

    CBS Sports only adds to misery of seeing Bills beat Ravens
    It didn’t take long Sunday for Dan Fouts and Ian Eagle to let us know we were watching a low-down-on-the-depth-chart broadcast team from the worst TV network doing NFL football. In the keys-to-the-game, pre-kickoff analysis, Fouts told viewers...
  • Flacco's underthrown pass for Jacoby Jones was a lost opportunity for Ravens

    Flacco's underthrown pass for Jacoby Jones was a lost opportunity for Ravens
    Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones had broken free from coverage, gaining the necessary separation by streaking past Steelers cornerback William Gay. However, quarterback Joe Flacco failed to deliver the football with the proper timing and was unable to ...
  • Ravens kicker Justin Tucker sings opera and raps in Dr Pepper advertisement

    Ravens kicker Justin Tucker sings opera and raps in Dr Pepper advertisement
    Joe Flacco is selling chicken wings for McDonald's, and Haloti Ngata has peddled food for Royal Farms. But neither of them sang opera or freestyle rapped on their commercials. Leave that to Justin Tucker, the Ravens kicker who is now endorsing Dr Pepper...
  • CBS performs even worse than Ravens in loss to Steelers

    CBS performs even worse than Ravens in loss to Steelers
    How bad did the Ravens look in their 19-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday? So, bad that CBS analyst Dan “I never publicly like to call a player or coach out” Fouts called them out at the start of the second half for the...