Flacco has some regular season stinkers, but more often than not, he shows up to play in the postseason. He's outperformed Brady two years in a row, and outplayed Peyton last week.
Now before you say "well the Ravens are a better team and bla bla bla", shut up. Just shut the fuck up. Matt Ryan has an all pro supporting cast on offense. The GOAT TE, two 1100+ yard receivers, and a decent set of RB's. He just hasn't played nearly as well as Flacco has in the playoffs. Simple as that. Flacco was carried early in his career, but now he is leading the offense. His numbers have been great in the last few years, and he's come up huge in late game situations.
Matt Ryan is a regular season hero, but I still don't trust him in the playoffs. He stunk it up in the second half today. If I want to beat some crappy team in the regular season, give me Ryan. If I want to win a big playoff game, I'm taking Flacco without a shadow of doubt.
I think Ryan in the better QB...and he IS the better QB
so simple mind ot declare a 87.7 rating passer is better than a 99.1 rated passer over 2 games that were played by entire teams, not just QBs.
also, Ryan isn't the only one with bad ass WRs in this debate, Boldin was amazing this year as was Torrey Smith. Pitta looks to be a solid TE, and Ray Rice is Ray Rice.
and I don't even have to mention the Bal D that held NE to 13 points today
I'm not strictly talking about wins and team success, I'm talking about how they actually played individually. Flacco destroys Ryan in terms of playoff performance. Not just in wins, but in just about every category.
Flacco playoff stats: 13 TD's and 8 INT's, 2,145 passing yards, 54% completion. 8-4 playoff record
Ryan playoff stats: 9 TD's and 7 INT's, 1,230 passing yards, 66% completion. 1-4 playoff record. Got smoked by GB at home, shut out by the Giants, and got shut out in the second half at home this year.
Flacco outplayed Tom Brady and Peyton in back to back games on the road. Matt Ryan has never outplayed the opposing QB in the playoffs. Even last week, I'd say Russell Wilson had a better game.
Like I said, regular season goes to Ryan, playoffs clearly go to Flacco.