That stat doesn't mean shit. It's not about total TD, total yards (which Brady had more), or your QB's QBR... it comes down to who managed the game better. Who was more of a leader?
Brady will quite possibly go down as the greatest QB of all time, even though he missed the SB, which is virtually seemingly uncommon for him, Bill and company. Flacco will never be remembered as one of the great - UNLESS - he does somehow, someway sharply elevate his game into a dynasty-level QB winning more than one (to be fair, winning more than two, I think three, like Brady winning three in NE made them a dynasty).
Flacco may lose in two weeks, and he may never even make the SB again. Then again, he might win in two weeks, win two more rings in say the next decade (because I personally believe Baltimore is one of the better managed franchises out there, have been since they burst on the scene as an expansion squad)... if he does that, say wins three SB rings, I don't care if he never throws for 5k yds in a single season, I don't care if he never throws 35 TDs in a single season, or has an overall career QBR average of 90+ percent.
Strangely enough though, (and I'm not trying to throw names out there, but I see someone like Cabine) some of you spend 85% of your arguments and opinions centered around those stats above and feel that's ultimately what defines an NFL player (esp. the QB position) and not conference title games, SB appearances, and SB wins.
Stats matter, but they sure as hell only matter in fantasy football more than the actual game/league itself. Flacco may not even be selected # 1 or even in the first round in your fantasy league (LOL, and if so, total SMH shit) but no one picks Big Ben in the first round, and can be a fantasy player nightmare at times (just like Eli Manning) ... but both Big Ben and Eli have gained HUGE respect for their performances in the playoffs, and I only ask, how far is Flacco from being considered to MAYBE be in this same fraternity.
90% of the world expected Tom Brady and the Pats to win the AFC, so many of those engaging in the Flacco discussions were quite comfortable saying "Flacco ain't shit" or "Flacco ain't that" ... just in general much more negative in comparison to positive comments for the dude. I think now, you guys really don't have much of a choice but to AT LEAST just stop being so stubborn and say he did well, at a minimum.
That too, but I'm just talking about this game. Pre-injury Flacco and the Raven pass game was under control. The Ravens switched to a mire pass-happy offense and that was also a factor but the pass D was shit before they got Talib and devolved before our eyes today after he got injured.