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Joe Flacco injury: Matt Schaub will be Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said after Sunday's 16-13 win over the St. Louis Rams he wasn't sure whether the torn ACL (and possible MCL damage) he sustained would affect his 2016 season.

What we do know is the starting quarterback for the Ravens will be someone other than Flacco for the first time since 2007. Matt Schaub, who last started a game in Week 10 of the 2013 season, last winning a game in Week 1 of that year, will be the team's starting quarterback moving forward.

It's unfamiliar territory.

Troy Smith last started a game for Baltimore -- a 27-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers -- in Week 17 of the 2007 season. That's 121 games. The Browns have had five head coaches in that time.

Schaub served as a backup behind then-rookie Derek Carr in Oakland last season and signed with Baltimore this offseason. Schaub completed 219 of 358 passes for 2,310 yards, 10 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 2013.

Without much reason for optimism the remainder of the 2015 season for the Ravens, Schaub's as good an option as any. Even with the win, Baltimore is the longest of long shots at the AFC playoffs, and are eyeing the franchise's first top 10 pick since they selected Terrell Suggs with the 10th overall pick in 2003.

The Ravens also lost Justin Forsett (broken arm) in the win over the Rams, meaning Baltimore will head into their Week 12Monday Night game at the Cleveland Browns with barely a shell of the offense with which they began the season.