- Jamison Hensley, ESPN Staff Writer
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There's one question that will always get fans stirred up: Is Joe Flacco an elite quarterback?
Judging by Thursday night's win over the Browns, I can unequivocally say yes he is -- when he's in Baltimore.
Flacco is now 30-5 in his career at home, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Since his rookie season in 2008, no other quarterback has more home wins.
In his past 22 home games, Flacco has completed 62 percent of his passes with 35 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. His comfort level at home, when he can communicate and run the no-huddle offense, has been more apparent this year than ever. In three games in Baltimore, Flacco has averaged 345 yards passing.
Before this season, Flacco had passed for over 350 yards just twice in 64 career games. He’s now reached that mark twice in his past two home games.
The bad news for Flacco is that the Ravens only play one home game -- Oct. 14 against Dallas -- over the next five weeks.
STAT THAT STICKS: 9 --Wins by Flacco over Cleveland, raising his record to 9-0 against the Browns. According to Elias Sports Bureau, only two other quarterbacks since 1970 were undefeated in at least nine starts versus a team: John Elway (10–0 vs. Patriots) and Daunte Culpepper (9–0 vs. Lions).
OVERHEARD: "Cary Williams was the difference in the game with an interception for a touchdown. Here's a guy that was under a lot of heat from [the media]. But he wasn't under heat in our building because we know what kind of player he is and he came up big. I think he deserved that." -- Ravens coach John Harbaugh.
WHAT'S NEXT: After four games in 17 days, the Ravens (3-1) get nine days before they travel to play the Kansas City Chiefs.
Revisiting the Baltimore Ravens' 23-16 victory over the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium:There's one question that will always get fans stirred up: Is Joe Flacco an elite quarterback?