The news is positive.
“I definitely feel like I came out of the game great,” Flacco told reporters Wednesday. “I was very happy with how I woke up the next day and Tuesday. Today, I feel the same way.”
Although the Ravens quarterback was careful to say his back injury wasn’t fully healed, he is encouraged by how it is trending.
“I’m not going to say I’m 100 percent, but there are no limitations,” he said.
The Ravens’ decision to hold Flacco out of training camp and the preseason was heavily scrutinized, with some analysts suggesting he would have a hard time winning the opener after missing so much prep time.
“That was only way we were going to do it,” he said. “If it was the regular season or Super Bowl, I would (have been) getting myself ready to play. But it would then turn into something I was dealing with all year and I’d never be 100 percent.
“To get myself back to 100 percent, what was the best plan? You come to realize the best thing is to not play in the preseason. While it’s not ideal, at the end of the day, it’s still the best of all your options.”
Flacco’s abrupt re-entry was eased when the Ravens dominated the Bengals with their defense and running game. Flacco didn’t have to repeatedly drop back and carry the offense with his arm. He handed off on 42 of the offense’s 59…
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