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Joe Flacco nabs AFC Offensive Player of the Week

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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.

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46 Responses to “Joe Flacco nabs AFC Offensive Player of the Week”
  1. joetoronto says: Sep 12, 2012 1:25 PM

    Love him or hate him, the guy keeps getting better and has a hell of an arm.

  2. philyeagles5 says: Sep 12, 2012 1:26 PM

    they know Matt Ryan played better right?

  3. ravgt says: Sep 12, 2012 1:27 PM

    I have to say, it was the best I’ve seen Joe play in his 4 plus year career. He’s got some good to great receivers, spread the ball around and was very accurate. Perhaps a coule more games like this one and he will silence the haters. Also, kudos to the makeshift O line, playing together for the first time. This could be that special year for the Ravens.

  4. number20pick6 says: Sep 12, 2012 1:33 PM

    Good for him! Now bring on the hate

  5. prince5000 says: Sep 12, 2012 1:49 PM

    i think it is clear even after one game that he looks ready to bust out.

  6. stealersfannot says: Sep 12, 2012 1:51 PM

    Can’t post it here – but if you are a Ravens fan or Flacco fan or just think the kid has earned it, please google “the sign Joe Flacco” petition and show your support.

    Obviously it doesn’t (and shouldn’t) have any bearing on what the capable Ravens F.O. does, but it does show support for the guy’s effort over the last four years and his continued committment to getting better, which the world witnessed Monday night.

    If nothing else. we all know the Ravens defense has been loaded with All-pros since its founding. But how many QBs have consistenly been successful in leveraging that D and adding enough to the team to go deep into the playoffs 4 years in a row?

  7. gordoom says: Sep 12, 2012 1:52 PM

    flacco…flacco…thats powerful stuff man.

  8. khennigan says: Sep 12, 2012 1:56 PM

    Where are all the Flacco haters at? Yeah though so…

  9. tlmoon2112 says: Sep 12, 2012 1:58 PM

    Yeah he’s playing pissed off like he has something to prove…..because he does! Good for him!

  10. kingcarlbanks says: Sep 12, 2012 1:59 PM

    I guess Flacco is gonna take the Eli rout and shut his haters up on the football field. Doesn’t hurt it’s a contract year. Lord please don’t let the Ravens get some offense to go with that D!

  11. briggy59 says: Sep 12, 2012 2:02 PM

    Nice! What a great way to start off the season!

  12. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Sep 12, 2012 2:06 PM

    Should have paid him in the offseason.

  13. ravenut06 says: Sep 12, 2012 2:07 PM

    Elite or not, winners win. Last time i checked Flacco was winning. Much deserved. Now on to the encore this week agains Philly!!!!!

  14. kevo126 says: Sep 12, 2012 2:08 PM

    and he did it in 3 quarters.

  15. ahostiletakeover says: Sep 12, 2012 2:16 PM

    This was not the Joe Flacco you’ve seen in the first 4 years of his career. He finally has the Cam Cameron “play it safe” leash off, he has receivers who can actually get separation from defensive backs unlike what we’ve viewed in the last 4 years. Everyone says Flacco can’t read defenses, he looked pretty good reading and picking apart last year’s no. 10 defense with little input from the sidelines. Expect to see a lot more of this in ’12, trolls.

  16. tdurdenlives says: Sep 12, 2012 2:19 PM

    Capital Beltway quarterbacks representing as offensive players of the week!

  17. Satan's Valet says: Sep 12, 2012 2:27 PM

    Numbers aside I would have liked to see Peyton get that award, that was a more sentimental win for me, even as a Patriots fan.

  18. ravenator says: Sep 12, 2012 2:30 PM

    Flacco looks a hell of a lot better than any other afcn quarterback

  19. ravensgrl says: Sep 12, 2012 2:44 PM

    philyeagles5 says:
    Sep 12, 2012 1:26 PM
    they know Matt Ryan played better right?
    They also know Matt Ryan plays in the NFC.

  20. ginojohn says: Sep 12, 2012 2:47 PM

    the kid had one good game. kudos too him.
    but one game doesnt make a season. still not a believer til he does something!

  21. afcdomination says: Sep 12, 2012 2:47 PM

    to be fair “flacco haters” had reason to hate. he was by no means looking elite last season. he looked like a different qb yesterday. its still one game, but if he plays like that from now on, he can be in the discussion of elite qb’s. still, cant overreact to one game vs his previous 3 seasons

  22. bengalskuta82 says: Sep 12, 2012 2:48 PM

    I think Flacco deserved it. I always thought he was good even though the media kept giving him less respect over the years..The Ravens are only team in this division I like..don’t like the brownies team and fans and of course the steelers

  23. stoogy says: Sep 12, 2012 2:50 PM

    Ben is still better then flaco right?

  24. randallflagg52 says: Sep 12, 2012 2:52 PM

    Flacco, Dennis Pitta and Torrrey Smith all seem poised for break out years this season.

    Also Andy Dalton shall now be refered to as Captain Checkdown. What a joke.

  25. schmitty2 says: Sep 12, 2012 3:03 PM

    philyeagles5 says:Sep 12, 2012 1:26 PM

    they know Matt Ryan played better right?

    Yes, they are aware of that. They are also aware that Ryan doesn’t qualify for the AFC offensive player of the week as he is in the NFC there genius

  26. yinzgotsix says: Sep 12, 2012 3:12 PM

    How sweet was Bens pick 6?

  27. dogluverssuck says: Sep 12, 2012 3:24 PM

    Flacco is way better than Hype Ryan.

  28. ianwetpantscom says: Sep 12, 2012 3:35 PM

    How many times has Flacco beat the Steelers while Ben was the Qb?

  29. cheers4ablumpkin says: Sep 12, 2012 3:48 PM

    Somebody pay the man, he’s about to out play tom Brady again and big Ben and everyone else

  30. steelersownyou says: Sep 12, 2012 4:29 PM

    Flacco’s a mediocre QB at best. Manning should of won it! What he did was way more impressive by far! What an injustice… Wait til Flacco hits his usual 5-6 game ruts like every year that he’s been in the league. Ratbird fans will be crying. Just wait it’s coming! Flacco couldn’t be a waterboy for Big Ben and everyone but Ratbird fans know it!

  31. ahostiletakeover says: Sep 12, 2012 4:33 PM

    Ianwetpantsdotcom, twice last year while throwing ZERO interceptions compared to 5 that Big Ben threw in those two games.

    Afcdomination, no Flacco didn’t look elite last year. I think a lot of that had to do with the team releasing his two go-to guys for the first 3 years of his career in Mason and Heap, and having to rely on a locked-out rookie in Torrey Smith and 2 2nd year TEs who caught a total of 12 passes combined their rookie seasons. Rice and Boldin were the only familiars to Flacco in that offense last season. By the looks of Monday night, that chemistry has already improved significantly.

  32. tyler200829 says: Sep 12, 2012 4:33 PM

    You’re point is irrelevant because flacco doesn’t play directly against big Ben, therefore it doesn’t matter his impact on the game when Ben is there or not……but to answer your question, he did it twice last year….what have you done for me lately?

  33. tyler200829 says: Sep 12, 2012 4:34 PM

    Manning would have won it if the game was played two years ago…..but now everyone knows that Pittsburgh’s defense isn’t intimidating anymore

  34. steelersownyou says: Sep 12, 2012 4:44 PM

    @tyler200829…Ya they say that every year ans steelers finish in top 3 in defense every year! Not having clark or Harrison out there i’m sure had nothing to do with it! Knucklehead…

  35. stuartscottslefteye says: Sep 12, 2012 4:44 PM

    You kinda sensed he was going to have a good game when his first play was a 52 yard bomb to Torrey Smiff.

  36. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 12, 2012 5:00 PM

    These comments will make for some good humor at the end of the year.

    Until I go a whole season without seeing that “deer in headlights” look, I won’t be sold. Ravens fans, you know exactly what look I’m talking about. It comes out regularly, unless they’re routing the Bengals. Joe with the lead = good quarterback. Joe w/out the lead = shell of himself.

    It’s not the mechanics and technique that’s keeping the F.O. from giving him a deal, it’s the leadership (non) qualities. Can’t teach that.

  37. yinzgotsix says: Sep 12, 2012 5:12 PM

    steelersownyou: Did you watch the game? Flacco looked incredible from the start against a pretty good D. It’s funny that you call him mediocre, seeing how he has the most wins of any QB in NFL history in the first 4 years of his career. I’d be willing to bet he’ll get more than your franchise QB this year. I don’t see the ravens losing a division game again this year. ravensownyou!

  38. siggtacular says: Sep 12, 2012 5:33 PM


    just wanna say….


  39. ahostiletakeover says: Sep 12, 2012 7:20 PM

    Crownofthehelmet, you’re comments are funny NOW. Yeah Joe was a “shell” of himself when he and Boldin were leading the team to the biggest comeback win in franchise history last year against Arizona. He was also a “shell” of himself when he was coming from behind to throw game winning TDs to Houshmandzadeh and Torrey Smith in consecutive seasons IN Pittsburgh, both times with less than a minute left in the game…

  40. ravenator says: Sep 12, 2012 8:07 PM

    Haters are out in full force. Tends to happen when their QB losses and Flacco looks sensationally dominant.

  41. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 12, 2012 8:09 PM

    Let me get this straight, Flacco offensive player of week in AFC and a rookie QB starting his first NFL game offensive player of week in NFC while the Jets score 48? What the……?

  42. rajbais says: Sep 12, 2012 8:36 PM

    Wow, that’s the first (and maybe only) time where something makes Flacco more beloved than Peyton Manning.

    Just kidding! Flacco haters and skeptics, get off his back!!!

    Go Flacco!!! Get those Eagles on Sunday!!!!

  43. tyler200829 says: Sep 12, 2012 10:35 PM

    You mean that top 3 defense that couldn’t stop tim tebow? Give me a break

  44. dwayston says: Sep 13, 2012 12:48 AM

    Steeler fans are hilarious. They have consecutive games lost in Denver in one calendar year and talking smack. They’re not evening an team anymore IMO. It’s our year bitches!

  45. wonderrt says: Sep 13, 2012 4:51 AM

    Waco flacco will never win a,superbowl so rat birds quit your dreaming bums

  46. guitarkevin says: Sep 13, 2012 7:20 AM

    This is AFC player of the WEEK everyone, not of the YEAR. But I will go ahead and say that Flacco not only gets AFC player of the year, but a Pro Bowl nod and Super Bowl MVP!

    And what do I care what you think? I don’t!


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