Flacco rolled outside of the pocket more often than usual during a 24-9
The strategy was an effective one as Flacco was only sacked once and hit twice. Flacco completed 12 of 23 passes for 282 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 125.6 passer rating.
"Yes, moving the pocket has been a goal of ours, and it's going to be important in this next game also," Ravens coach
Freeney had zero tackles or quarterback hits primarily rushing against left offensive tackle
Now, the Ravens are bracing for an even tougher challenge heading into Saturday's AFC divisional-round playoff game against the
The Broncos defeated the Ravens, 34-17, at M&T Bank Stadium in December, sacking Flacco three times.
Miller is an
And Miller had 27 quarterback knockdowns and 12 quarterback hurries. In just two NFL seasons, the 6-foot-3, 237-pounder has 30 sacks.
As fast as most running backs and wide receivers with high 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash, Miller is an ultra-athletic former Texas A&M star who finished the season with 18 1/2 sacks to rank first on the team ahead of Dumervil's 11 sacks.
"If you look at the combine time, he's as fast as most of all the backs," Harbaugh said. "Von Miller is a great talent, and he's emerging as one of the top players in the league."