Ravens QB Joe Flacco is a winner in the playoff right? He is the best rookie QB to play in the playoffs? I mean just look at his playoff record right? Wrong. The guy may be 4-3 in the playoffs, but his performance has been anything but game changing.
I really really get irritated when people use the excuse ‘he is a winner’, because just because Flacco got the W’s in the playoff, that does not necessarily mean that he was the reason they won. Look at his stats, it is that easy. In 7 playoff games he has accumulated 1000 yards, that is 142 passing yards a game, not anything to write home about. In 4 of his playoff games he did not even throw a touchdown! He has thrown 7 INT’s and only 4 TD’s in his 7 playoff games. 3 of his 7 games he threw for less than 50%. So now you are saying, so how did they win?! Well this is the part of the ‘he is a winner’ argument that the opposition seems to forget…football is a team sport. There is an offense and a defense on a football team, I know shocking, and it is fair to say that the Ravens defense has been the best of this decade. That is how they won, not because of Joe Flacco. The Ravens defense in Flacco’s 7 playoff starts allowed there opponents to only score, 16 points a game.
So the best way for the Houston Texans to win tomorrow is to get RB Arian Foster and WR Andre Johnson going early, and make risky calls against a defense that is vulnerable to big plays. If we force Flacco to win this game in the clutch, against our stout defense, I see a second victory in the Texans future.