One week into his title defense and fans want to label Flacco a bust. "He's not in the same class as Brady, Manning, Brees, and Rodgers." Let me search for a bit of subtlety in my response. . . . "No shit!" He's not in the conversation for the greatest to ever play the position. Does that mean he's a bust? Hell no. The guy can play. He had 183 yards and a TD in the first half playing a stout Denver D, despite throwing to a receiving corps with Hall of Fame hands. And if you think that is praise for the hands of Ed Dickson and Dallas Clark, Hall of Fame busts are made of bronze. I think there's a fair bit of hardened metal in those hands. Yeah, yeah, Flacco was a spot of luck from three picks and a turnover TD, but he was just as close to three TDs. The league did the Ravens no favors sending them into Denver, a mile up and gasping as they faced one of the best teams in the league, and one with a score to settle at that. Halfway through, however, this was a game. If Clark catches the TD at the end of the half and Harbaugh throws the challenge flag during Denver's first drive of the second, we could be talking about a Ravens upset win. And remember, it would have been an upset. So they lost by 22. It's still just one in the loss column, and, BTW, they remain tied at the top (or bottom) of the AFC North after the Steelers (who looked AWFUL), Bengals (who blew a big lead late), and Browns (who are still the Browns) each lost.