Flacco completed 32 of 55 passes for 375 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Ravens' 34-23 loss to the Bengals on Thursday. He also gained eight yards on three rushes and lost a fumble. The veteran quarterback was guilty of three miscues overall, but with the Ravens playing catch-up for the entirety of the contest, he still put up a very palatable fantasy line. Flacco connected with nine different pass catchers overall and hit Mark Andrews and John Brown for one- and 21-yard touchdowns, respectively. However, his first-quarter interception in his own territory ultimately led to a Bengals touchdown. Meanwhile, his fumble on the Ravens' 20-yard line with 2:52 remaining and the deficit down to just eight points ultimately sealed Baltimore's fate by enabling a field goal that put the contest out of reach. Flacco will look to bounce back against the Broncos in a Week 3 home matchup.
Flacco completed 25 of 34 passes for 236 yards and three touchdowns during Sunday's 47-3 win over Buffalo. Lamar Jackson might be the future in Baltimore, but Flacco looks like he's ready to push it off for a while. Baltimore has struggled with providing Flacco with quality receivers in recent seasons. On Sunday, Flacco connected with three new targets on scores. He has some tough matchups against the Bengals and Broncos coming up, but maybe a new collection of targets is just what Flacco needed to rekindle his career.
Flacco isn't in uniform for Saturday's preseason game in Miami, freelance NFL writer Jeff Zrebiec reports. Flacco has fared well this preseason, completing 12 of 16 passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns across four possessions. Entrenched as the starting quarterback for now, he may not be so lucky in the regular season if there are numerous bumps in the road. In particular, the Ravens traded up to select Lamar Jackson in the first round of this year's draft, a development that put the writing on the wall for the eventual end of the Flacco era in Baltimore.
Flacco completed seven of nine passes for 72 yards and one touchdown during Monday's preseason win at Indianapolis. Flacco continues to do his best to fend off rookie signal-caller Lamar Jackson, ending his third and final possession with a seven-yard connection with John Brown in the back of the end zone. The touchdown marked Flacco's second overall in four total series, and he's completed better than 70 percent of his passes in both exhibitions. Meanwhile, Jackson has cobbled together a 41.9 completion percentage and just 4.2 yards per carry across three appearances. Flacco is set to enter the season as the starter, but any sign of slippage over a number of games could result in calls for Jackson.
Flacco expects to play in Thursday's preseason contest against the Rams, freelance NFL writer Jeff Zrebiec reports. Flacco isn't slated to play much throughout the preseason as the Ravens' clear-cut No. 1 QB, but he expects to be deployed for one or two drives against the Rams on Thursday. His likely limited participation in Thursday's tilt should allow for Robert Griffin, rookie Lamar Jackson and Josh Woodrum to split time leading the offense.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/21||New Orleans Saints||30||33.50|
|14||12/09||@Kansas City Chiefs||32||39.50|
|15||12/16||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||27.00|
|16||12/23||@Los Angeles Chargers||25||26.00|
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