Flacco, in the final year of his contract, out-dueled three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady en route to a 31-30 win against the New England Patriots. He threw for 382 yards with three touchdowns, one interception and moved the ball in the final seconds to set up the game-winning field goal.
Flacco insists he's one of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL and has played like it in 2012. The Ravens eventually will pay him like one, even if they're playing hardball at the moment.
Life is good for Flacco right about now. He might not have that contract extension yet, but price tag seemingly goes up with each week.