An MRI confirmed that Flacco tore both his ACL and MCL in Sunday's win over the Rams, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports. Per the report, coach John Harbaugh noted that indications at this stage are that Flacco will be ready for training camp next season, but in the meantime, the Ravens will turn to veteran signal-caller Matt Schaub and a backup to be named later.
Ravensquarterback Joe Flacco is done for the season due to a knee injury that he sustained in Sunday's win over the Rams. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, it's a torn ACL for Flacco, with Matt Schaub currently the Ravens' only healthy option at the QB position for the time being.
Flacco completed 34-of-45 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns, but also turned the ball over three times with a fumble and two interceptions Sunday against Jacksonville. He added two carries for 17 yards on the ground. Flacco posted robust totals in the yardage and touchdown categories, but his season-high three turnovers proved costly as Baltimore ultimately lost the game. He has surpassed 300 passing yards in three of his last four games, and seemed to cope fairly well with the absence of top receiver Steve Smith (Achilles) in this one. Flacco faces a tough Rams pass defense at home next week, so he will have to clean up his game if he wants to replicate his recent success.
Flacco completed 25-of-37 passes for 319 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Chargers. He also rushed four times for two yards and scored on the ground. Flacco connected with nine different receivers, though the biggest news out of the game is that wideout Steve Smith, who led the team with 82 yards Sunday, suffered a torn Achilles and will miss the rest of the season. The Ravens' wideouts aren't exactly an elite unit, and now Flacco will be without his top target. Fantasy owners will have to look for a short-term replacement anyway, as the Ravens are off in Week 9 before facing the Jaguars in Week 10.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco completed 26 of 40 passes for 252 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Monday night's loss to the Cardinals. Flacco averaged under 6.5 yards per attempt for the fourth straight game, evidencing the struggles Baltimore's passing game has endured with a patchwork group of wide receivers. However, with the Ravens also struggling to run the ball Monday, Flacco still engineered a late-game drive to put them in position to force overtime. While his lone interception ultimately came on that final drive, Flacco did toss a touchdown and complete a two-point conversion earlier in the game. On the whole, Flacco did well considering the options at his disposal, but once again the Ravens fell short of winning.
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