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Sunday, January 18, 2009
Flacco having a rough first half


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

PITTSBURGH -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco looks like a rookie.

He's having next to no success against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship game.

Flacco's stat line after five drives: 3-of-11 for 39 yards, no touchdowns, one interception. He has been sacked once. The Steelers lead 13-0.

Before a dump pass to Ray Rice that turned into a 22-yard gain, Flacco had completed 1-of-8 passes for 2 yards and an interception. He also had a nice 15-yard completion to Mark Clayton on a third-and-9 play.

Flacco had passer ratings of 81.7 and 22.2 the first two times he faced the Steelers. In the second game he was 11 of 28 for 115 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.