NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Quarterback Joe Flacco put off contract talks with the Baltimore Ravens until after the season was done.
Seems like a pretty good decision at the moment, huh?
Capping a perfect postseason, the unassuming and unheralded Flacco completed 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards and three first-half touchdowns Sunday, earning Super Bowl MVP honors for leading the Ravens to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Setting aside any questions about just how good he is and where he belongs in the conversation about the league's best quarterbacks, Flacco became only the sixth in 47 Super Bowls to throw for three scores in a first half, connecting with Anquan Boldin for 13 yards, Dennis Pitta for 1, and Jacoby Jones for 56.
And the admittedly mild-mannered guy, who played his college football far from the spotlight at Delaware, wrapped up Baltimore's four-game run to the title with 11 TD passes and zero interceptions. It was an impressive streak that included road victories against two of the game's best QBs, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
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