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Juggernaut Index No. 5

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When you look at the year-end numbers, you might assume that the 2009 Baltimore Ravens were purely a running football team. They finished seventh in the league in rush attempts and fifth in rushing yards. Even when the Ravens threw, it was often an extended handoff — Ray Rice led the team in receptions (78) and he led all NFL running backs in targets (101).


But early in the 2009 season, Baltimore actually featured a high-scoring, multi-dimensional offense. The team threw the ball frequently, and not just to Rice. Joe Flacco opened with a 307-yard passing performance in a win over the Chiefs, going 26-for-43 with three touchdowns. He attempted 47 passes in Week 4 at New England, then 43 in Week 6 at Minnesota. Flacco topped 300 yards in three of his first six games, and he entered the Week 7 bye with 10 TD passes, on-pace for 27.


However, after the break, the Birds were grounded. Rice emerged as an absolute star, and Flacco never attempted more than 36 passes in any game the rest of the way. He put the ball in the air just 10 times in Baltimore's Wild Card win against the Patriots, completing only four throws.


More: http://sports.yahoo.com/fantasy/blog/roto_arcade/post/Juggernaut-Index-No-5-The-Baltimore-Ravens;_ylt=AnLlyEpj.wLWHVPnwayDmP65bZ8u?urn=fantasy-266667


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We've since learned that Flacco was limited by leg and hip issues late in the year …


“If you actually saw those injuries and saw the amount of rehab and everything it took for him to get ready to play on Sunday, people would be amazed at his performance,” [coordinator Cam] Cameron said.


Keep Joe healthy and the Ravens will have a top 5 offense.

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