In the final part of our Ravens101 2012 season awards for the Baltimore Ravens, we finally unveil our MVP, and to be honest, this was not really that close of a race. As expected, and rightfully so, our 2012 Ravens101 MVP for the Ravens is Joe Flacco.
The 2012 season was full of ups and downs for both the Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco, but throughout the entire season, when injuries were frequent and play inconsistent, the one constant was Flacco. Do not get me wrong, he had some bad games, but he was always there, never hurt and led his team the whole way. In what turned out to be Ray Lewis' final season, Flacco seemed to become more of a leader, although a quiet one, and it could not have come at a better time for Baltimore. Lewis missed most of the season with a torn triceps and Terrell Suggs was not his normal self, so the team ultimately needed someone to kind of take over that leadership role.
Flacco had a career high 3,817 passing yards this season, and that was ultimately in just 15 games as he only played two series in the season finale at Cinncinati, and finished 14th in the league in passing yards. In addition he tossed 22 touchdowns, which was the second highest total of his career, tied his career low with just 10 interceptions, and tied his career high with four game winning drives this season. Obviously it is easy to see that Flacco had one of, if not his best season as a professional, and of course he topped it off with a Super Bowl victory.
As solid as his regular season was, Joe was unbelievable in the postseason. He tied the NFL record for touchdown passes in a single postseason with 11. Not only did he throw for a boat load of touchdowns, he did all of that while not throwing a single interception and was the only quarterback in the entire 2013 playoffs to do that, quite remarkable. In addition he led all playoff quarterbacks in quarterback rating with 117.2 and passing yards with 1,140, which was over 340 yards more than the next closest quarterback. At the end, in the grand daddy of them all, he hoisted the Lombardi Trophy and was named Super Bowl XLVII MVP after throwing for 287 yards with three touchdowns and of course zero interceptions.
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