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KevinJames
01-10-2013, 01:59 PM
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2013/0110/nfl_FlaccovsManning_sy_576.jpg


Peyton Manning (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/1428/peyton-manning) excelled at home this season, posting a league-best +19 TD-Int differential. Joe Flacco (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/11252/joe-flacco), meanwhile, struggled on the road in 2012, completing just 29.6% of his passes of at least 15 air yards on the road, the fourth-lowest percentage in the league.

A closer look at both quarterbacks:

Why Manning dominates at home

http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/den.png?w=80&h=80&transparent=trueManning has been more efficient at home this season. Success rate measures the percentage of plays on which a quarterback receives positive credit based on improving his team's chances of scoring. Manning boasts a 56.2% success rate at home this season, the highest of any quarterback in the league.

Denver rushers averaged 4.1 yards per carry at Mile High this season but averaged only 3.4 on the road. In addition, Manning has been much more effective with play action at home, posting a league-high 96.8 QBR with seven touchdowns and only one interception.

Manning also had a +8 TD-Int differential at home on throws deeper than 10 yards downfield, tied with Russell Wilson (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14881/russell-wilson) for best in the league. On the road, however, Manning had a minus-1 differential, tied for 20th best.

Why Flacco struggles on the road

http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/bal.png?w=80&h=80&transparent=trueFlacco overthrew his intended receiver on 46.3% of his attempts at least 15 yards downfield on the road, the worst percentage in the league. At home, Flacco overthrew his receiver on 26.7% of his attempts.

Flacco had a 38.6 success rate on the road in the regular season, worse than Mark Sanchez (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/12482/mark-sanchez) (39.1), Nick Foles (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14877/nick-foles) (40.0) and Matt Cassel (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8644/matt-cassel) (42.8). At home, Flacco had a 47.5 success rate, better than Matt Ryan (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/11237/matt-ryan) (47.0), Andrew Luck (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14874/andrew-luck) (46.8) and Drew Brees (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/2580/drew-brees) (46.2).


http://espn.go.com/blog/statsinfo/post/_/id/59781/edge-goes-to-manning-broncos-by-a-mile



Damn Flacco is horrible on the road

BroncoFanatic
01-10-2013, 02:08 PM
Flacco had a 38.6 success rate on the road in the regular season, worse than Mark Sanchez (39.1), Nick Foles (40.0) and Matt Cassel (42.8)
I didn't think anyone was worse than Sanchez at anthing. Ouch

2KBack
01-10-2013, 02:24 PM
He tends to overthrow? Welcome to the thin air Flacco.

Kaylore
01-10-2013, 02:33 PM
He tends to overthrow? Welcome to the thin air Flacco.

Despite the fact that Flacco has played like crap on the road all year, somehow things will be different today against a team that destroyed the Ravens at home.

/Ravens fan

Smiling Assassin27
01-10-2013, 02:38 PM
Despite the fact that Flacco has played like crap on the road all year, somehow things will be different today against a team that destroyed the Ravens at home.

/Ravens fan

And when Ray Rice/Pierce run for 800 yards on Saturday, Flacco won't even have to unbuckle his holster.

FearLanier
01-10-2013, 02:43 PM
Interesting fact: In Joe Flacco's 4 playoff wins, his defense only gave up only 43 points (10.75 per game) and Ray Rice had big games most of the time.

He's a classic game manager.

Harvitz81
01-10-2013, 02:46 PM
WE stop Rice and we win the game. Period. I'm worried about the screens, but we've played screens soooo much better this year than any in recent past. Vickerson has been killer at recognizing the screens.

Honestly, I hope we get up by 2 scores quickly and then it's all on Flacco and he will have no chance.

razorwire77
01-10-2013, 03:02 PM
Interesting fact: In Joe Flacco's 4 playoff wins, his defense only gave up only 43 points (10.75 per game) and Ray Rice had big games most of the time.

He's a classic game manager.

And classic game managers don't usually win Superbowls unless they have the 2000, not the 2012 Raven's defense.

Greatspirits
01-10-2013, 03:06 PM
Everything is pointing the Bronx way, but it's the playoffs and anything can happen.

El Guapo
01-10-2013, 03:11 PM
I didn't think anyone was worse than Sanchez at anthing. Ouch

'Merica!

Chris
01-10-2013, 03:18 PM
I didn't think anyone was worse than Sanchez at anthing. Ouch

I am worse than Sanchez at getting models to bang me.... slightly.

RhymesayersDU
01-10-2013, 03:18 PM
R u the real Kevin James??

gyldenlove
01-10-2013, 03:21 PM
Can't wait until we roll into the AFC championship game on the back of Peyton Manning savaging the Ravens defense and Von Miller molesting Joe Flacco.

pricejj
01-10-2013, 03:31 PM
The Ravens Defense looked pretty good against the Colts. Only giving up 3 field goals. Manning knows the Broncos are going to have to score TD's.

The last time the two teams met, the score would have been 10-7 going into half without Flacco's hurry-up blunder. If it's low scoring, any team could win...

...and depending on Prater to win us a close game is a hair-raising proposition.

Anikai
01-10-2013, 03:41 PM
How do you say Joe Flacco in spanish???

Mark Sanchez

errand
01-10-2013, 03:45 PM
Ravens are 7-5 on the road in post season.....they are 2-3 on the road in the divisional and 1-2 in AFCCG ...seems like most of their post season road wins are wildcard games against weaker opponents.

Beantown Bronco
01-10-2013, 03:48 PM
...and depending on Prater to win us a close game is a hair-raising proposition.

statistically, he is the best kicker in the history of the NFL in 4th quarter or OT kicks in 1 score games.

Requiem
01-10-2013, 03:50 PM
We are going to get our ****ing roll on.

TheReverend
01-10-2013, 05:39 PM
How do you say Joe Flacco in spanish???

Mark Sanchez

Ha!

rbackfactory80
01-10-2013, 06:15 PM
The team needs to script a good 15 plays from out the gate. If we have success early it will be a long game for Baltimore.

RhymesayersDU
01-10-2013, 06:28 PM
The team needs to script a good 15 plays from out the gate. If we have success early it will be a long game for Baltimore.

Man, hopefully Elway can hit Eddie Mac early and often!

delany
01-10-2013, 06:59 PM
The Jags don't stand a chance!

gunns
01-10-2013, 06:59 PM
He tends to overthrow? Welcome to the thin air Flacco.

Oh, yes, but Champ and Harris will help him out with that.

gunns
01-10-2013, 07:01 PM
How do you say Joe Flacco in spanish???

Mark Sanchez

Damn, that was good!

Bronco X
01-10-2013, 07:07 PM
The thing that worries me most about this game is that I'm having trouble coming up with a good reason to be worried.

UberBroncoMan
01-10-2013, 07:19 PM
The thing that worries me most about this game is that I'm having trouble coming up with a good reason to be worried.

Exactly. I hate it. Feels like a trap game for ultimate disappointment.

If you want a reason to be worried, just remember that the Ravens will have a ton of starters back that weren't there the first time we played them.

Also, the Ravens started the season 9-2 (lost Ray Lewis) and then lost two straight weeks in 3 point games (Steelers and Redskins) before they played us.

I don't think this is going to be the blowout from our end that so many believe it to be. I hope it is though.

cutthemdown
01-11-2013, 05:46 AM
Flacco only completed 12 passes last week. He got bailed out with a 50 or so yrs screen to rice and some other big plays. If the Broncos clamp down on rice Flacco isn't going to beat them IMO.

Jason in LA
01-11-2013, 09:52 AM
The Broncos have every advantage there is. The only thing that gives the Ravens a chance is that the game has to actually be played. Anything can happen, but it is not that hard to figure out what will probably happen.

Play2win
01-11-2013, 09:59 AM
Home... Schmome...

There are only two words you need to know here: VON MILLER.

Play2win
01-11-2013, 10:01 AM
Von Miller is going to have Flacco running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Making decisions like one too.

Mountain Bronco
01-11-2013, 10:45 AM
Flacco only completed 12 passes last week. He got bailed out with a 50 or so yrs screen to rice and some other big plays. If the Broncos clamp down on rice Flacco isn't going to beat them IMO.

Watching Flacco last week, he really wasn't good. His completion percentage was real low and his "big" plays were lobed bombs that AB made good plays on, but the corners never looked for those balls that were really jump balls that hung in the air forever. Those two bombs, plus the 60 yard screen accounted for a huge percentage of his yardage. I just don't see him having that kind of day, because our corners match up pretty well on their receivers and our pass rush is much better than Indy's (sorry, Mathis and Freeney are in their twighlight).

BroncoLifer
01-11-2013, 11:05 AM
Man, hopefully Elway can hit Eddie Mac early and often!

You mean Decker - it's easy to mix up Eddie and Eric for some reason.

broncocalijohn
01-11-2013, 11:19 AM
statistically, he is the best kicker in the history of the NFL in 4th quarter or OT kicks in 1 score games.

Maybe it actually comes down to the Ravens kicker missing another 4th quarter, playoff kick to win the game.

Smiling Assassin27
01-11-2013, 12:13 PM
Von Miller is going to have Flacco running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Making decisions like one too.

Related:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BAWeOwqCYAA3MNi.jpg

NickStixx
01-11-2013, 01:10 PM
The Colts put up over 400 yards against them last week in Baltimore. That Baltimore defense was on the field for like 87 plays... they are already going to be tired. Then they have to come to Mile High and play against our offense?! They don't stand a chance. Especially since Von and Doom are going to be getting to Flacco and causing them to get off the field early and put that defense back out there.

enjolras
01-11-2013, 01:29 PM
The last time the two teams met, the score would have been 10-7 going into half without Flacco's hurry-up blunder. If it's low scoring, any team could win...

Because scoring touchdowns is a guarantee? It could have easily been 10-3 or 10-0.

Bacchus
01-11-2013, 01:37 PM
Home... Schmome...

There are only two words you need to know here: VON MILLER.

Yes, but the home crowd will impact the OL effectiveness and thus VonDoom will have more sacks.

Cito Pelon
01-11-2013, 02:21 PM
Watching Flacco last week, he really wasn't good. His completion percentage was real low and his "big" plays were lobed bombs that AB made good plays on, but the corners never looked for those balls that were really jump balls that hung in the air forever. Those two bombs, plus the 60 yard screen accounted for a huge percentage of his yardage. I just don't see him having that kind of day, because our corners match up pretty well on their receivers and our pass rush is much better than Indy's (sorry, Mathis and Freeney are in their twighlight).

Yeah, pretty much. I wonder if Balt will go after Champ early and hope for success. I've seen that before from a lot of teams that want to establish something with the passing game.

It's all or nothing in the playoffs. If you can somehow get some success against Champ that gives your O a boost of confidence.