The 2011 NFL season has seen a number of new stars emerge, but for as many stars as have emerged, we have seen some established players disappoint, leaving their teams to pick up the slack.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is one of those guys. The Ravens are an admirable 6-2, but Flacco's play this season is not the reason. So far, the team's leader has been subpar and very inconsistent.
Throwing for a career-low 53.8 completion percentage, it is unclear whether the Ravens can rely on Flacco.
One week Flacco will throw for 398 yards and three touchdowns, but then he'll follow it up with 163 yards and an interception on a measly 10 completions.
Flacco shows glimpses of elite quarterback ability but then goes multiple quarters without completing a pass.
In order for the Ravens to make a deep run in the playoffs, Flacco is going to have to pick it up and help out his team.