Joe Flacco: We have to keep our heads up

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The Ravens looked unstoppable in Week One against the Bills, but things didn’t go as swimmingly for them in Cincinnati on Thursday night.

The Bengals jumped out to a 21-0 lead and a Ravens rally fell short in the second half when the Bengals sandwiched two field goals around a Joe Flacco fumble to finish off a 34-23 victory. Flacco, who was 32-of-55 for 376 yards and two touchdowns, said after the game that he liked that the Ravens “battled” after going down big in the early part of the game and focused on that when discussing the main takeaway from Thursday’s game.

“You have to keep your head up and believe what your building around here,” Flacco said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. “It wasn’t pretty and we didn’t come out with a win, but it’s a long season. We have to keep our heads up and be positive.”

Flacco’s fumble was his third turnover of the night and his two interceptions leave him with 25 in 20 career games against the Bengals. That’s the most he has against any opponent and they helped sink the Ravens just a few days after they opened the season in resounding fashion.

21 responses to “Joe Flacco: We have to keep our heads up

  1. And after that performance the Lamar watch begins.
    The constant distraction is going to destroy the Ravens locker room. If Harbs can’t control it, he will lose the team real quick and be looking for a new job.

  2. I do not understand the coaches decision not to start brown Jr, and move hurst inside to guard against Marvins front 4. Even though Brown is a rookie, he is a massive tackle and far more qualified than the leagues worst tackle james hurst

  3. Not to make excuses but it’s gotta he fough to go on the road vs a divisional opponent wth only three days to get ready. Teams who travel for a Thursday night game really get the short end.

  4. The Ravens go as Joe goes, as it true with most teams and their QB. What I don’t understand about the Ravens’ management is that Joe and the offense were at their best when he would heave the ball down the field and hope for either a catch or PI. I only saw them do that a couple of times last night. Why would they move away from what was so successful for them?

  5. There is enough leadership on the team and in the coaching staff that they will use this as a reality check and the extra time to wash off the stink. The team will be ready to take on the Broncos at home on the 23rd.

  6. The Ravens had a legit chance in the game with 2:25 left down 11 points. They drove it into FG range and then proceeded to run the clock out for no reason. They could have given Tucker a chance at a long FG saving more than a min to get an onside kick and try and tie the game. Probably the dumbest drive ever. They just gave up. I have see Brady win multiple games in that situation. In 2013 Brady beat the Browns 27-26 after being down 26-14 with 2:35 remaining. TD – onside kick recovery – TD. They even had to hold off Cleveland after that and they missed the FG.

    2:25 was plenty of time. The Ravens completely blew it.

  7. No Joe… what they need to do is keep you off the field. I don’t care if it’s RG3 or the rookie… as long as it’s not Flacco.

    And if Harbaugh won’t do it, then he needs to go too.

    Take Weddle with you.

  8. watermelon1 says:
    September 14, 2018 at 10:54 am

    No Joe… what they need to do is keep you off the field. I don’t care if it’s RG3 or the rookie… as long as it’s not Flacco.

    And if Harbaugh won’t do it, then he needs to go too.

    Take Weddle with you.

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    Ozzie was masking the rebuild, while paying Herman Munster 20 mil per. It’s why he’s been fired, but I don’t get why they went out and got Crabtree and other older, middling players, while overpaying for them.

    It’s like they’re afraid to tell their fans they need to rebuild for 2-3 years through the draft.

    Just a disaster unraveling in Baltimore for years to come.

  9. amaf21 says:
    September 14, 2018 at 7:16 am
    Trade this fool. Rg3 time baby!
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    Good idea for 2 games. Then it’s Jackson time for 2 games. Then it’s whoever else is healthy or can throw a ball 15 yards and drafting another qb #1 two years from now.

  10. gotta love these fans. everyone makes preseason predictions that the team will go anywhere from 10-6 to 13-3, then they freak out after each loss. relax and enjoy the season people

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