Don't you remember that Flacco is supposed to lead us to the promised? Lol. Elway is looking at this as PM 2.0. Although the season is very young, the way Jackson played against Miami (and I know...it's only "Miami") so far the advantage goes to Baltimore. Bottom line: Baltimore is 1-0 and the Broncos couldn't get the job done against a lousy Raider team. And to add insult to injury, Ja'Wuan James (4 yr/51 mil) needs knee injury now and is out indefinitely (possibly IR). I wonder if Flacco will even make it through the season - he looks like too much of an injury risk.Great win for the Saints, though they perhaps should have won a by a little more. The Texans did look good, especially on offense, and I still think both of these teams will be serious contenders late into the season.
Raiders sure didn't need AB. In fact, it was their running game, and the RB's in particular that played very well. OL did it's job as did Carr with neither Miller or Chubb getting into the backfield often at all. Considering how many sloppy games, or bad plays that killed drives last year, this Raider team was surprisingly consistent and disciplined.
Boy, was ESPN trying to hype up Joe Flacco or what? All the comments on he was Elway's man, the SB MVP mentioned a few times...they were talking like 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 didn't even exist. Not that Flacco played bad, he didn't, but he was as average as the entire Bronco team, against a team predicted to compete for the cellar. And Hamilton's drop was actually thrown behind him, and arguably with too much zip.
And when is Big Ben going to finally call it a career?