Tucker, Flacco, Ihedigbo win awards

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Quarterback Joe Flacco, kicker Justin Tucker and safety James Ihedigbo all won awards this week.

Before the season began, many would have picked Flacco to end up as the Ravens' Most Valuable Player. Now, with one game remaining, it was a no-brainer that Tucker was the team's most outstanding player.

Tucker dominated the media voting for MVP, getting 20 votes to easily beat second-place Daryl Smith (10). In his second NFL season, Tucker made 33 straight field goals this season, the longest streak of the year, and made four or more field goals in four games.

"As important as these individual accolades are, the team prizes are, of course, the greatest ones," Tucker said. "For instance, last year I was blessed to be on a Super Bowl-winning team. Hopefully, we can give ourselves a shot this weekend."

Flacco was the winner of the media "Good Guy" award, edging out Ihedigbo and defensive end Chris Canty by four votes.

"I never would've ever thought I'd be in the running for that, because I don't give you guys really anything," Flacco said. "[It's] definitely pretty cool.”

Ihedigbo received the Unsung Hero award from the Ravens Roost, a longtime fan organization. A special teams player a year ago, Ihedigbo has been one of the Ravens' most consistent defensive players.

"I try to go out there and always put my best foot forward and do whatever I can for our team to be successful," Ihedigbo said. "Accepting awards like this along the way means a lot. It's a testament for hard work paying off."