Flacco, it seems, is regarded as a guy who is just kind of there. He wouldn't be on anybody's bottom 10 list. Yet few people, if any, seem to regard him among the NFL's elite quarterbacks. Maybe it is time to change that thinking. To put him in the top five would be absurd. To put him in the next five seems more than reasonable.
Wild-card weekend is over in the NFL playoffs, and Seattle's Russell Wilson is the lone rookie quarterback remaining.
J.J. Watt swatted away passes, Arian Foster ran away from tacklers and the Houston Texans did just enough to knock Cincinnati out of the playoffs for the second straight year.
Aaron Rodgers has won a Super Bowl and an MVP award. Joe Flacco has been to the playoffs in all five of his pro seasons.
Look out. That familiar sight is the New England Patriots romping through December, looking like a Super Bowl team.
Andre Johnson sometimes has to tell his teammates how lucky they are to be on one of the NFL's best teams.
If NFL executives really adore parity, they must be wincing at the early division clinchings by the Broncos, Patriots and Falcons.
Andrew Luck was down to his last shot and his final option to lead the Indianapolis Colts to victory.
Ndamukong Suh's reputation for being a nasty player was born as an NFL rookie.