Sunday, January 11, 2009
Flacco and Ravens Score Titanic Upset
Maybe it wasn't a titanic upset. With a great defense and a good running game, there aren't many that thought this game wouldn't be a great match and probably low scoring. That is exactly what we got from these clubs.
I thought the Titans should have won the game as they had the most scoring chances, but Alge Crumpler's fumble at the 5 and other mistakes cost the Titans a chance at an AFC title game.
Even though the play clock expired at least 2 seconds if not 3 before the snap of the ball that would have made the 3rd down conversion much more difficult, the Ravens and Flacco did what they needed to do to win the game.
Joe Flacco didn't get votes for Rookie of the Year and I'm still looking into that travesty, but he made the big throws and even underthrown throws to make the difference. This team is so similar to the 2000 Ravens that won the Super Bowl with Trent Dilfer at quarterback. The difference is Dilfer threw a 5 yard pass to Shannon Sharpe who ran 80 yards with it and Flacco throws it 50 and the receivers just catch it near the goal line.