The Ravens unveiled their new up-tempo offense on Monday night against the Bengals and the results were very good.
They won in a 44-13 rout and quarterback Joe Flacco has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week as a result of his performance. Flacco completed 21-of-29 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns as the Ravens rolled up the most yards in the conference in Week One. Flacco got the nod over Peyton Manning, Mark Sanchez and Stevan Ridley, among other standouts from the first week of the season.
The honor comes as Flacco starts the final year of his contract with hopes of landing a new one from the Ravens. His coach John Harbaugh made it clear after the game that he’s in favor of giving Flacco one, but Flacco’s agent said that there aren’t currently any negotiations going on. He also said that the best argument Flacco could make in favor of the deal he wants is by playing well this season. So far, so good on that front.
It’s the second time Flacco has won the award, with the other time coming when he was a rookie in 2008.