Joe Flacco after loss to Cowboys: We should beat this team

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The Ravens became the ninth straight team to lose to the Cowboys on Sunday when they saw a halftime tie turn into a two-touchdown Cowboy lead in the second half and failed to do enough to get back into the game.

A big part of the reason for the 27-17 loss was the disparity in time of possession in the second half. The Cowboys had the ball for more than 20 minutes on three scoring drives while the Ravens punted the ball away both times they had it in the third quarter. Despite those signs that the Cowboys were the better team on Sunday, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco wasn’t so sure.

We should beat this team,” Flacco said in his postgame press conference. “We should beat this team and I’m not kidding. … I felt like we should’ve scored a lot more points than we did today. There was obviously reasons for it, we’ll go back and look at the film because the reality of it is that we didn’t. But I feel we could have.”

Flacco said the offense isn’t able to put defenses on their heels enough with what they have, but it’s unlikely the team’s makeup is going to change. The Ravens have also already fired their offensive coordinator, so there’s only so much tweaking left to be done at this point in the season. That leaves it on the players on the field and they couldn’t do enough this weekend.

34 responses to “Joe Flacco after loss to Cowboys: We should beat this team

  1. Be quiet. You guys got rolled up. And Big Blue and go blow, Dallas is coming to town….Keep racking up those close wins against bad teams….it won’t happen with Dallas this time around.

  2. It’s real simple Joe. When you can’t keep your offense on the field it’s hard to keep your D off of it.

  3. Has Dallas played a single team with a Defense this year? Soft schedule is what that 9-1 is all about.

    And watching the Dallas – Ravens game I must have seen 6-7 holding calls on that great line of Dallas. What’s up with the Ref’s not calling holding on Dallas? Favoritism much their Ref’s?

  4. I love how in this modern era day no matter you say gets headlines. Yeah what I really want to hear is another cliche about “they made more plays”, “they just executed better”, “they kept their assignment.” Quite frankly I’m happy to hear someone say something. We all know the Cowboys outplayed them in 2nd half, there’s a reason they are 9-1. I’d be a lot more worried though if the QB didn’t think they could win a game.

    Be honest cowboys fans, it was a close good game the first half. Congrats to your team and fans.

  5. This dude reminds me of Herman Munster shut the hell up and b satisfied your rich ya bum also I don’t know how the people of Baltimore think Baltimore is known as a football town nobody cares nobody ever will dorks

  6. Cowboy fans comin out the woodwork to talk trash… Oh yeah, that’s the first time the cowgirls have defeated the Ravens.. Ever.

    Good win but this ain’t the 90s. Calm down.

  7. skawh the Giants supposedly had a defense, as did Cincinnati, Green Bay, Philly, Pittsburgh and of course Baltimore was supposed to be the best. And if you knew what holding looked like you would’ve seen more from Baltimore’s O line that went uncalled. But I know I’m wasting my time trying to talk to a Seattle fan. How’s Dallas looking from 2nd place in the NFC btw?

  8. skawh says:
    Nov 20, 2016 7:22 PM

    Has Dallas played a single team with a Defense this year? Soft schedule is what that 9-1 is all about.

    And watching the Dallas – Ravens game I must have seen 6-7 holding calls on that great line of Dallas. What’s up with the Ref’s not calling holding on Dallas? Favoritism much their Ref’s?

    gee, wasn’t there an article this week about the ravens having the #1 D? Whining about flags? really?

  9. And not surprising you’d say they have a “soft” schedule since that’s the excuse of the un-knowledgeable fan. So far only San Francisco fits your claim as the other 9 teams they’ve played are either division or part of the 4 year cycle of playing other divisions. Learn how this works then get back to me

  10. Honestly, the Ravens didn’t stand a chance. I have never been a Flacco fan and I personally think he’s overpaid. The day he signed that monster contract after the SB win(which was more defensive than Flacco) I thought Baltimore had rough times coming ahead. As long as they are saddled with Flacco(not necessarily the contract itself) they are going to struggle. Flacco is not a terrible or even a bad player but IMO he is not Elite. When the ravens are not playing the cowboys i root from them..but with me being a Dallas native not this game.

  11. So Joe, you think your team should’ve won.

    I think you’re overpaid. And passion-less and you’re not a leader.

    The fact that you have a SB ring can be attributed to the team’s defense. You’re lucky you were on that team and you had your best year the last year of your contract so you could score huge money.

    No GM can overcome the anchor that is your overpaid ass.

  12. I’d love to see Dallas play teams with REAL front sevens, like the Rams, Panthers, Dolphins. That’s what you need to go up against Dallas’s OL.

  13. “seahawkfanfrom1970s says:
    Nov 20, 2016 8:22 PM

    I’d love to see Dallas play teams with REAL front sevens, like the Rams, Panthers, Dolphins. That’s what you need to go up against Dallas’s OL.”

    Thats what everyone says every week. “Dallas needs to play a REAL team”.

    Cincy had the best rated D line… until they played Dallas. Gren Bay had the number 1 rush D… until they played Dallas. Pittsburgh had the best QB,WR, RB trio in the league….. UNTIL they played Dallas. Baltimore had the number 1 defense until they PLAYED DALLAS.

    Shoo fly, ya bother me.

  14. What a coincidence- the idolized Ray Lewis calls out Joe for lack of passion, then we hear a first-ever, postgame fiery comment from him. I wonder if Lewis tells him how to dress too.

  15. Good game Dallas. My Ravens played a good first half (mostly), but as in typical fashion, the offense disappears for at least 2 quarters.
    No excuses.

    But I honestly think we can take 4 or 5 out of our final 6 games with wins against Miami, Eagles and we need to get 2 out of the 3 remaining division games – either sweep Pitt or Cinci, both are possible.

  16. Ravens played well against a very good offense. The running game looked sharp. Penalties. Come on. Zuttah that was so late, it killed momentum and buried the team in a hole. Cut the penalties, especially the obvious stupid ones. Refs sucked. Unless it was obvious they missed a bunch. Cowboys are my NFC pick for the super bowl.

  17. I’m a Ravens fan and even I have to laugh at this. Play some better football instead of letting your egos go to your head. And for those people who said flacco won the super bowl because of his defense, does 11 TD’s and 0 INT in that postseason ring a bell

  18. What I want to know is, How, when your running game is getting 86 yds in the first half, do you only call 4(?) running plays in the second half? This has been a problem since Harbaugh’s been here. You can’t blame the coordinator any more, they did that several times and we still see the same thing, the successful running game getting abandoned. You want time off the clock and your defense to get some time to rest and recover? Run the ball!

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