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A costly interception by Joe Flacco cost the Ravens on Sunday.
It’s cliché to say, but Joe Flacco is the Baltimore Ravens’ worst enemy right now. Before Sunday’s game got out of hand, Baltimore had a legitimate chance to defeat Denver.
Down 10-0 with two minutes remaining in the first half, Flacco led a drive down to the Denver 5-yard line. With about 30 seconds on the clock and three timeouts still at his disposal, Flacco telegraphed a quick out-pass to Anquan Boldin. The pass was behind Boldin and easily intercepted by Chris Harris and returned 98 yards for a touchdown.
Had Flacco and the offense been able to put points on the board, the momentum of the game instantly shifts in Baltimore’s favor. Instead, Harris returns the interception for a touchdown and Denver leads 17-0 at the half.
What is more, on Baltimore’s first possession of the game, Flacco fumbled on a third-down sneak that would have given the offensive a first down. With the ball on Denver’s side of the 50, the Ravens had a great chance to grab the early momentum, but instead, Flacco’s fumbled ended any chance of that. After losing the ball Sunday, Flacco has now lost a fumble in three straight games, all losses.