Ravens' Joe Flacco can set NFL wins mark

This has been the most difficult season of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco's six-year career.

His 14 interceptions are a career high. His 78.5 passer rating is a career worst. And his dislike of the Wildcat offense caused a backlash from fans.

But, as Flacco has so often repeated, it's all about wins with him and he's on the verge of distinguishing himself in that area. If Flacco beats the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, he will have the most wins by a Super Bowl-era quarterback through his first six seasons. Flacco currently has 60 wins in the regular season, which is tied with the total produced by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from 2004 to 2009.

Here are some other significant win totals for Flacco:

  • His 60 regular season wins rank only behind Drew Brees (61) for the most by a starting quarterback since 2008.

  • Flacco has 38 career regular season wins at home, the most among NFL starting quarterbacks since he entered the league in 2008.

  • His nine playoff victories are tied with Tom Brady for the most among quarterbacks in the first five seasons of a career.

“I think he’s just continued to grow over the course of his career," Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said in a conference call with Baltimore reporters. "He’s always been, in my opinion, a top-level quarterback, with his pocket presence, his timing to get the ball out, and the ability to throw the deep ball. He’s obviously continued to grow to put himself in that elite quarterback category.”