Flacco started horribly, doing pretty much nothing right in the first quarter.
He was a different man after that, though, as he completely controlled this offense. Flacco converted the third downs that escaped him last week, and he made some nice deep throws.
Flacco wasn't perfect, though. His accuracy was mediocre on some throws, especially on deep throws. He has a major tendency to under-throw the deep ball, so he'll need to work on that.
Ultimately, though, Flacco led this team to victory. He might not be the best, as he seems to think he is, but he can be very good.
Flacco made his worst throw since the first quarter, nearly throwing a pick to Devin McCourty. He responded nicely, though, lofting a pretty pass to Boldin.
On the second drive, Flacco looked superb, but was helped by some penalties. He's unfazed in the pocket, and he's being more patient than he was to start the game.
To end the game, Flacco made a big throw to Jacoby Jones, but he wasn't really sharp on the drive. He definitely gets points for leadership, though. He led this team today.
Flacco started the quarter off with a bang, looking in complete control. Having an effective running game has helped him immensely.
On the second drive, Flacco was killed by penalties, but his individual performance was solid.
Flacco's decision making was somewhat improved in this quarter, but he still started the quarter too conservatively and displaying inconsistent accuracy.
On the plus side, Flacco's touchdown to Torrey Smith was a picture perfect throw. Flacco's big pass to Jacoby Jones was also well placed and well timed. He seemed to get into a rhythm as the quarter went on, so hopefully that continues into the second half.
I can't give Flacco an A, because he wasn't perfect. He really improved though, and he gets bonus points for bouncing back so thoroughly.
Flacco's interception was a rookie mistake. He stared down his receiver and never really saw the coming safety. That kind of play is inexcusable from a veteran.
Other than the interception, Flacco constantly settled for check downs on third down, resulting in zero first downs in the first quarter.