Now Joe Flacco remembers what it’s like to play against the top defensive unit in the NFL. After two straight months of beating up on the mid-tier teams and the bottom feeders of the NFL, the Ravens ran head first into a freight train.
Full of ill-advised bravado and superficial confidence, the Ravens offense was soundly whipped on it’s own turf.
And while their mouthy, bounty-paying, over-confident defense rested on the sidelines, they had the opportunity to see a Number One Defense in action. One doubts they were taking notes, but they should have been.
While he was only sacked twice Flacco was hurried and harrassed most times he dropped back. He finished the day a dismal 11 of 28 for 125 yards and 2 INTs, the final one coming on a desperation attempt late in the 4th quarter, ending any hope of a Ravens’ comeback.
Welcome to the NFL, kid.