January 20, 2013
Ravens' Flacco takes out another NFL QB legend
First Peyton Manning, now Tom Brady sent packing from playoffs
By KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

Quarterback Joe Flacco was 21-of-36 for 240 yards, with three touchdowns and, most importantly, no turnovers against the Patriots on Sunday. (Reuters)

Joe Flacco is one victory away from cementing his status among the elite quarterbacks.

Some might make the argument that he’s already there, thanks to his latest playoff performance that propelled the Baltimore Ravens to the Super Bowl.

For the second consecutive week, the Ravens pivot knocked a legend out of the playoffs.

First it was Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos and then on Sunday night at Gillette Stadium, Flacco outplayed Tom Brady in a 28-13 victory over the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game that saw the visitors reel off 21 consecutive points during the second half to win the Lamar Hunt Trophy.

The play that served as the exclamation point was a hellacious hit by safety Bernard Pollard that forced Patriots running back Stevan Ridley to fumble.

Flacco then hit Anquan Bolden for his second touchdown of the game to put the nail in the Patriots’ coffin.



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