Since the news of Flacco’s new deal broke Friday night, many national reporters and analysts have pointed to Flacco’s game-tying touchdown pass in the playoff win over the
True, the Ravens caught a break there as Moore misplayed the ball and tumbled to the turf as Jones caught one of the biggest touchdown passes in Baltimore sports history. But for those who likes to ponder how things would be not had the Ravens not caught that break, allow me to play devil’s advocate and point out that perceptions of Flacco might have changed a year earlier had
The reality is that Flacco convinced the Ravens to make him rich with a body of work that includes hundreds of throws in live NFL action and thousands on the practice field at the team's Owings Mills training facility.
Some throws are bigger than others, though, and the big throws he made in big games obviously carry more weight.
As we wait for Flacco to put expensive pen to paper Monday, here is look at five throws that helped get Flacco paid.
1. Exorcising the
2. The Lee Evans play: Like I said, this play gets overlooked when people play the “what if” game with Flacco, but in the 2011
3. The dagger in Denver: The Ravens don’t win the Super Bowl if Flacco doesn’t complete that deep pass to Jones, which folks in Denver are still trying to get over. Sure, Moore and the Broncos botched that play, but you can’t take the touchdown off the board. One team executed and one team did not. Flacco made a huge play with the season -- and the career of
4. Finishing off the Broncos: The double-OT thriller was a blur of big plays, from the game-tying TD to