What Joe Flacco said after his comeback crumbled in playoffs

What Joe Flacco said after his comeback crumbled in playoffs

After all, the Ravens won’t be playing their former MVP of the Super Bowl.

In the Browns’ 45-14 loss to the Houston Texans in the wild-card round on Saturday, Joe Flacco threw back-to-back pick-sixes.

What Joe Flacco said after his comeback crumbled in playoffs
What Joe Flacco said after his comeback crumbled in playoffs

With the most wild-card victories going into the game, Flacco led the NFL in first-half scoring.

However, with the Browns trailing by 10 points in the third quarter, things came apart.

Flacco stated, “I was so fortunate to become part of this team—it’s a special group,” as reported by ESPN’s Jake Trotter.

“I’m really appreciative that I had the opportunity to work with those men on this, but it stinks how it ended.

However, we had a great experience, and I’m thankful for the time we had.”

Flacco tossed up a prayer that was picked off by Steven Nelson and returned 82 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.

“You’re trying to throw a ball away, not trying to make a bad decision, but at the end of the day you have

to be able to live with sacks,” Flacco said. “You have to realize that sometimes sacks aren’t bad things.”

After a crucial fourth-and-2 on the following drive, linebacker Christian Harris intercepted Flacco and

returned it 36 yards for a touchdown that effectively put the game out of reach with a 24-point lead.

Flacco remarked, “I thought I could jam one in there.” “That’s just a calculated risk at that point.”

To end the 2012 season, Flacco guided the Ravens to an incredible run in the Super Bowl.

He signed off his couch late in the season, but at 38 years old (he turns 39 on Tuesday), he mounted a

stunning comeback with the Browns to send them to the postseason.

From Weeks 13 to 17, Flacco topped the NFL in passing yards (1,616). But throughout that time, he also

threw eight interceptions, which finally proved to be his undoing in the postseason.

Even though he is Deshaun Watson’s backup, Flacco has already stated that he wants to play on, and he

was asked if he would want it to be in Cleveland following the game.

“Listen, I love it here and we’re dealing with so much right now, just going through the emotions of this

game and being so excited to be in this position and now to come up empty,” he said.

“That’s where my head is. Trying to soak it all in and let this digest a little bit.”

The Ravens had some conflicted feelings going into the Browns-Texans game, as there was a decent

chance that the winner would face Baltimore in the divisional round at M&T Bank Stadium.

“To me, Joe is both a friend and family. Thus, I wholeheartedly support Joe Flacco,” Head Coach John

Harbaugh declared on Wednesday. “But I don’t root for any opponent that we’re playing.”

“Those of us that know Joe and were fortunate enough to be around Joe for a long time are happy for

him as a friend and former teammate,” Justin Tucker, the kicker, said. “I am not pleased that he is facing me in the division.

Not pleased with the Browns of Cleveland. However, it is kind of nice to see him succeeding.

I just think it would be a pretty fantastic chance if we get to play against him in a playoff game.”

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