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With injury to Flacco, Ravens join teams with revolving door at quarterback

With injury to Flacco, Ravens join teams with revolving door at quarterback

For the last seven years, the Ravens watched from afar as other teams endured a fruitless game of quarterback roulette.

In 137 consecutive games, including the playoffs, Joe Flacco took the first offensive snap for the Ravens. Yet elsewhere, past-their-prime backup quarterbacks took center stage, and waiver wire acquisitions and street free agents became sudden starters.

When Flacco suffered a season-ending left knee injury Nov. 22, the Ravens joined the league-wide trend. Heading into Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs at M&T Bank Stadium, the Ravens have started two quarterbacks, Matt Schaub and Jimmy Clausen, in the past three weeks, and a third, Ryan Mallett,...

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