Saturday, March 2, 2013
Joe Flacco: By the numbers
By Jamison Hensley
Here are some featured statistics for Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who became the highest-paid NFL player on Friday:
0 -- Number of Pro Bowls for Flacco. Since he came into the league, 22 other quarterbacks have been named to the Pro Bowl.
1 -- Flacco is the only quarterback in NFL history to win a playoff game in each of his first five seasons.
3 -- Career-high rushing touchdowns in 2012.
6 -- Road playoff wins for Flacco, most in NFL history.
9 --Playoff wins since 2008, which ties Tom Brady for the most in a NFL quarterback's first five seasons.
10 -- Interceptions in 2012, the third-fewest among quarterbacks with at least 500 pass attempts.
12 -- Times he got hit while throwing the ball, fourth-most in the NFL.
18 --NFL-best completions on passes of 30 or more yards when not being blitzed.
29.8 -- Total QBR in 2012 road games.
40 -- Completions of 25 or more yards in 2012, which was second to Drew Brees.
48 -- Career fumbles in 80 games, an average of one every 1.6 games.
60.5 -- Career completion rate. He's failed to complete 60 percent of his throws the past two seasons.
66.3 -- Total QBR in 2012 home games.
80 -- Consecutive starts for Flacco, which ranks only behind Eli Manning (135 games) and Philip Rivers (112) for longest current streaks.
87 -- Passer rating on third downs, which ranked 12th in the NFL in 2012.
103.1 -- Passer rating in the fourth quarter, which ranked fourth in the NFL in 2012.
120.6 -- Millions of dollars on the six-year contract that Flacco will sign Monday.
A special thanks to ESPN Stats & Information and the Ravens' public-relations department for help with these numbers.