The Ravens have already played their Week 4 game, but they’re still raking in awards for their performance on Sunday Night Football against New England.
Flacco threw for 382 yards and posted three touchdowns to one interception (117.7 quarterback rating). He beat Tennessee quarterback Jake Locker and Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, who were also nominated for the honor.
Smith briefly went home to see his family, and was excused from the game. But he decided to return and played through the emotions, including pregame tears, to make six catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns.
The other two nominated moments were Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles’s record-setting day (33 carries for 233 yards, including a Chiefs franchise long 91-yard touchdown) and Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert’s first fourth-[hyphen]quarter comeback victory against Indianapolis.