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Flacco Answers His Critics

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Unacknowledged as a real counterpart to Tom Brady, unconvincing in his quest for platinum membership in the NFL quarterback club, unemotional, unfunny — often unloved by many of his own fans — Joe Flacco walked into Gillette Stadium with the dubious distinction as the quarterback with the most playoff victories who had never been to the Super Bowl.

He walked out with the AFC championship trophy held high, his detractors disappearing like the New England Patriots in the second half Sunday night, mainly because, through the criticism and oncoming rushes, the Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback was also unfazed.

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