Week 10: Bengals vs Ravens Position-by-Position Breakdown

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Those numbers are terrible, and if not for a great defense, are usually associated with losing quarterbacks. Give Flacco credit, he played the lottery last year in a contract year, caught fire in the playoffs, and cashed in that lottery ticket in the offseason to the tune of $20 million per year, but that contract doesn’t make him better than Dalton. Many believed the improbable 2012 playoff run finally got Flacco around the corner. Not me. Take a look at Dalton and Flacco’s 2013 stats:

Comp %

TD

INT

Fumbles

Yards

YPG

Rating

QBR

59.4

10

9

4

2,167

270.9

85.6

51.9

64.8

16

10

3

2,587

287.4

92.0

59.6

 

If not for Dalton’s brutal game 9 (Flacco has only played 8), these stats would be much more lopsided. I will agree, Dalton’s 2013 has been very hit or miss – either really good or really bad, and not much in between, but Flacco’s 2013 has been all miss. Take a look at where Dalton and Flacco rank amongst their peers in 2013:

Dalton

Flacco

Comp %

9th

24th

TD

T-5th

T-18th

Yards

4th

T-12th

YPG

7th

T-11th

INT

T-29th

T-27th

Rating

9th

24th

QBR

13th

19th

Salary

42nd

3rd

 

Given Flacco’s accuracy issues and overall consistent poor play, I give Dalton the advantage here.

Advantage: Bengals

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