It’s your job to stand in the pocket or get out of it and make a play, Flacco said. That’s what the league comes down to is the ability to do that when times are tough. Anybody can sit back there and do it when it’s easy, but there’s going to be a handful of situations every game where they’re getting paid too. And when you really make your money and you make your points and prove you’re a good offense is when you’re doing it against tough situations.
Flacco’s laid-back demeanor can help him in these tough times, coach John Harbaugh said.
He’s not going to get carried away with what the noise is, Harbaugh said. It’s not going to affect him too much. He’s going to want to get the job done. I trust him. I believe in him. We need to roll.
Under Flacco, who led the franchise to a Super Bowl win in the 2012 season, the Ravens have scored just one touchdown in the past 28 drives. Baltimore has been shut out in the first half the past two weeks.
Spinning the scoreboard hasn’t been the problem this season and how stout Seattle’s defense can be will likely determine this NFC West showdown. But the Seahawks figure to be challenged, especially with defensive end Cliff Avril out.
Rams running back Todd Gurley has 42 points, which is second in the NFL. The leader is Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein with 56.
Just last week, Zuerlein had a franchise-record seven field goals in beating the Cowboys 35-30 in Dallas.
I’d like to have a couple more PATs, McVay said.
While the offense has become the darling of the NFL, the defense has shown plenty of warts. Its ranked 28th in surrendering 26.2 points per game.