John Harbaugh loves his quarterback.
The Baltimore Ravens advanced in the NFL playoffs with a 30-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday night, and Baltimore QB Joe Flacco was a big reason why. The veteran signal-caller completed 18 of 29 passes for 259 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the win.
After the game, Harbaugh gushed about Flacco’s performance.
“Joe Flacco, what can you say?” Harbaugh said to reporters, according to NFL.com. “I think he had a perfect quarterback rating there in the third quarter. That’s playoff football. That’s Joe Flacco. He is the best quarterback in football. We will take him any day of the week. Twice on Sunday or Saturday night, if that be the case.”
Flacco, who’s never been selected to a Pro Bowl but does have a Super Bowl MVP on his resume, usually elevates his play in the postseason. He’s 10-4 in his career after Saturday night’s win with 21 touchdowns to just eight interceptions.
He’ll enter Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots next Saturday riding a five-game playoff winning streak, including three straight road wins. His last postseason loss? A 23-20 defeat to the Patriots in the 2012 AFC Championship Game.
“He’s just Cool Joe,” linebacker Terrell Suggs said, according to NFL.com. “The situation may change but we don’t. Joe doesn’t change. That’s his game.”
Thumbnail photo via Jason Bridge/USA TODAY Sports
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