This week's GMC Playbook question from former NFL running back Marshall Faulk:
.@SBNation, 2 minute drill preparation: Down by six, on your own 30. Do you win or lose? http://t.co/cDd0yzZU0l #GMCPlaybook— Marshall Faulk (@marshallfaulk) October 15, 2014
To be honest, there are only a handful of teams in the NFL that I don't trust in this situation.
Those would be the Jaguars, the Raiders, the Jets, the Vikings, the Titans and the Rams. Honestly, any other team — regardless of their season thus far — is capable of driving down the field down six to win a game. Even the Buccaneers, of all teams, have a game-winning touchdown drive over the Steelers this year.
Of course, the Ravens are in that category. It's happened plenty of times over the years. It's easy to be confident in this team when the game's on the line late.
Since his rookie season in 2008, Flacco has orchestrated 20 game-winning drives and 13 fourth-quarter comebacks. Flacco's most recent game-winning drive came this season against the Browns in Week 3, when he drove the Ravens down the field for a game-winning 32-yard Justin Tucker field goal with no time remaining on the clock.
Last year against Minnesota, the Ravens trailed by four in the ice and snow — which is essentially the same scenario as being down by six. Only 45 seconds remained on the clock. Flacco marched the Ravens down the field and hit receiver Marlon Brown for a 9-yard touchdown pass in the back of the end zone.
So to sum up this answer to Faulk's question, yes, it can happen, since it's happened plenty of times before.
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