BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 25: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with Anquan Boldin #81 after the pair connected for a touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the second half of a preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 25, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Redskins 34-31. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Balimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco threw completed his first pass of the game in the team's 34-31 comeback victory over the Washington Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium. However, while it went for 52 yards and a TD, it also went to the Redskins' DeAngelo Hall, who stepped in front of WR Anquan Boldin and raced untouched into the end zone to shock the Ravens and quiet the home crowd.
The good news is that after that miscue, Flacco settled down and actually had a very solid game, finishing 17 of 27 for 219 yards and two TD passes to go along with that one interception. On his two touchdown passes he showed off his range of skills with a 35 yard soft pass to Lee Evans and 12 yard rocket to Anquan Boldin.
In addition, Joe found Boldin for another 30 yard pass and TE Ed Dickson for a 33 yarder to add to the proof that the Ravens plan to stretch the field, but not only with newcomer Lee Evans, but the other receivers as well. Flacco's 97.6 Passer Rating would be just fine for the regular season and despite his game-starting pick-six, would be a great way to start off the 2011 regular season when the Ravens host the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 11th.
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