What do you have an easier time seeing, Matt Stafford winning a Superbowl or Joe Flacco throwing 40 TD passes?
What does this say about how you rank QBs?
Matt Stafford wins a Superbowl
Joe Flacco throws 40+ TD passes
matt stafford winning a superbowl. ravens running game with stop flacco from throwing neough to have 40 TDs
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I say Flacco throwing 40TDs...simply because even if it's unlikely in the Ravens system, it's easier to throw 40TDs than winning a SB.
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I doubt Matt Stafford will ever win a Superbowl, not because he isn't a good enough QB, but, in my view, the Detroit Lions, as a team/organization will do something, mismanagement wise, that prevents it.
Joe Flacco, at least to this point, hasn't needed to throw a ton of TD passes because of the solid running game and the solid defense the Baltimore Ravens routinely have. Additionally, the 40 TD barrier is a real barrier. The 40 TD in a season number has only been eclipsed 9 times, by 7 different QB (Dan Marino and Drew Brees both did it 2X).
So, unless something drastically changes on both teams, in my view, neither will happen.
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Both scenarios are considered to be highly unlikely....thats essentially the basis of this thread. Which one, if you were forced to pick, is more likely/unlikely.Originally Posted by subroc:25552471
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Flacco with 40. Detroit is farther away from a SB then Flacco is to throwing 40 TD's.
Flacco with 40 would be shocking, but not as shocking as Detroit winning it all. Not enough pieces there
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Flacco is significantly closer to a 40 TD season than the Lions are to even making the NFC Championship game,much less a SB.
Flacco isn't a top tier QB by any means, but with his arm and his speedy WRs I could see him pushing 40 TDs if the Ravens were just really bad. An injury to Rice and the defense taking a major turn for the worst could force them to throw constantly. Obviously a few other factors would help, like the Browns defense sucking worse than usual (two 3 TD games against them), the Steelers aging catching up to the defense (two 3 TD games against them) and the Bengals defense getting a few injuries (Peko and Hall, maybe?) could lead to multiple TDs. In that scenario, that'd be around 16 TDs in 6 games, putting him on pace for almost 43. And though it's not really something to take seriously/measure, if Flacco's post season performance were the first four weeks of the regular season he'd have been on pace to throw 44 TDs/0INTs.
The Lions on the otherhand have a horrible defense and no run game worth mention, while also playing in arguably the toughest division in the NFL. I'll be shocked if they make playoffs twice in the next five years.
Obviously neither will likely happen, but I'd take Flacco throwing 40.
A 23 year old QB who has superstar potential.... Yeah ill take Detroit
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Unlikely for either, but I would go with Flacco throwing 40
No offense Detroit. Get rid of Schwartz, he's holding you back.
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