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Joe Flacco's injured knee 'feels strong' after win over Lions

Flacco injured his knee in the fourth quarter.

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It was a scary moment for the Ravens, with over eight minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Quarterback Joe Flacco took a shot to the knee from Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy's helmet. It bent the knee back and Flacco limped around for a moment.

Here's a gif of the play:

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(via Monday Night Football.)

Besides the fact that this play had the potential to be penalized, you never want to see your franchise quarterback take a shot to his knee. Flacco was able to walk around on the sideline and came back in on the Ravens' final offensive possession of the game.

Flacco was able to find Jacoby Jones for a 27-yard gain that ultimately helped set up Justin Tucker's game-winning 61-yard field goal.

Flacco finished the game 20-38 for 222 yards.

After the game, Flacco said his knee was OK.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Joe Flacco on his knee after the hit: &quot;It feels fine.  It feels strong."</p>&mdash; Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ravens/statuses/412816266936610816">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Flacco's knee will surely be sore when he wakes up sometime Tuesday. He could wind up getting a light workload in practice this week.

But if his knee will allow him to stand, you can bet Flacco doesn't miss next week's game against New England. Too much is on the line for a competitor like Flacco to take time off.