When targeting his tight ends, Flacco was 6-of-9 for 84 yards and recorded five first downs. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Flacco threw for first downs on 5 of 9 targets to Pitta or Dickson (55.6 percent), while all other receivers converted 9 of 25 targets (36 percent).
The Ravens were taking advantage of Denver's season-long weakness. The Broncos defense allowed 50 first downs by tight ends during the regular season. Only the Redskins (60) and Saints (53) allowed more.