And make no mistake, while this was a full-team loss, Flacco played his worst game in years. He completed only 48.8 percent of his passes, averaged less than 3.5 yards per pass, fumbled once, and threw a pair of pics against one late and lonely touchdown. His pitiful 45.4 quarterback rating was his worst in 40 games, including the playoffs, going all the way back to a week two loss to the Bengals in 2010, when he threw four interceptions. Those are some terrible numbers, but they don't begin to tell the tale of just how bad Flacco looked. He threw low, he threw high, and at one point he overthrew Torrey Smith by close to 20 yards. I'll give it to Flacco: He is as tough as they come and stayed in there despite taking a ferocious beating at the hands of an extremely talented Texans' front seven. By the end of the first half, I was convinced he was playing hurt, as Joe just doesn't miss that badly that often, but if he's in there, he's got to perform.