After Sunday’s 20-13 win over Houston in the AFC Divisional playoffs, that perception is likely to stay in place.
Three interceptions of Houston quarterback T.J. Yates bailed out Baltimore and earned them a berth in the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots next Sunday.
Flacco threw two touchdown passes but was an underwhelming 14 of 27 for 176 yards. He staked the Ravens to a 17-3 first quarter lead but the offense only generated three points in the final three quarters before holding on for the seven point.
The Ravens will need to play a lot better offensively next week. Yes, they played the NFL’s fourth ranked defense but an offensive performance like that next week will earn them a 31-17 loss and an invite to the Super Bowl party of their choice instead of playing in the game.