Jan 1, 2012; Cincinnati, OH USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, left, is hugged by Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, right, at Paul Brown Stadium. The Ravens won 24-16. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
Rarely will you see Dalton have the advantage over a Super Bowl winning quarterback, but that is the case when it comes to Dalton vs Flacco. I believe Joe Flacco to be one of the most (if not the most) overrated quarterbacks in the NFL. I also believe Joe Flacco is the 2nd most over paid quarterback in NFL history (JaMarcuss Russell). Yes, he is the only quarterback to win a playoff game each of the last 5 years. Yes, he is 9-4 in the playoffs. Yes, he has a Super Bowl. Yes, that is much more success than Dalton has had in the playoffs.
However, prior to last year, the Ravens weren’t winning in the post season because of Flacco. Before his improbable 2012 run, Flacco’s playoff numbers in 9 games were: