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Monday, September 29, 2008
Ravens' Flacco not flustered thus far

By James Walker
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

PITTSBURGH -- The big stage doesn't look too big for Baltimore Ravens rookie quarterback Joe Flacco.

In his first NFL road game, Flacco led his team to its first scoring drive near the end of the first quarter, which was capped by Matt Stover's 33-yard field goal. The Ravens and Steelers are tied 3-3 in the second quarter.

The Steelers are pressuring often and the Ravens are picking up the rush and allowing Flacco some time to operate. Still, this has been a defensive struggle where teams are trading punts.

It will be interesting to see if Flacco can keep his composure in the hostile environment of Heinz Field for four quarters.