"When you look at his numbers, his record doesn't lie," Steelers linebacker Larry Foote said. "He's a proven winner. He's winning playoffs games. He's beat us in Heinz Field in the fourth quarter. He's definitely earned his respect. It's going to be a big challenge for us to stop him."
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is more worried about what Flacco has done this season than what he's accomplished in the past.
"They are continuing to grow on offense and mature with their quarterback. The offense runs through Joe Flacco," Tomlin said. "They do a lot of no-huddle. They have a lot of autonomy for him, and rightfully so. He’s a great decision maker."