EARLY BIRD: Flacco not dwelling on interceptions

EARLY BIRD: Flacco not dwelling on interceptions
December 26, 2013, 7:00 am
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EARLY BIRD: Waking up with the Ravens on Thursday, as they return to practice.

Morning buzz: Joe Flacco is trying not to dwell on turnovers.

OWINGS MILLS - Having thrown a career-high 19 interceptions this season, Flacco’s play is a focal point heading into Sunday’s crucial game against the Bengals. Flacco is coming off a bad game against the Patriots – 22 for 38, no touchdowns, two interceptions. Plenty of Ravens played poorly last weekend, but the Ravens need Flacco to bounce back. To do that, Flacco needs to stay aggressive.

“As I’ve told you before, I don’t like throwing interceptions,” Flacco said. “But at this point, it is what it is. I can’t do anything about the ones I’ve thrown. I’ve just got to go out there and play this game, make sure we get a win and don’t worry about really anything else. It’s never good to throw interceptions and put your team in a bad position. If I dwell on that, then I’m not going to give ourselves a good chance to win in this game.”

Flacco threw two interceptions against the Bengals last month, but the Ravens still won, 20-17. If the outcome is similar Sunday, Flacco can live with that. 

Morning thought: “Your best defense is when you’re sitting on the bench drinking Gatorade, and the offense is out there.” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, talking about the importance of winning time of possession.

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