No quarterback has won more games than Flacco in the 13-year history of Heinz Field. His three wins there are tied for the most with Carson Palmer, and no one has won more times in Pittsburgh than Flacco since 2006.
"It’s awesome to play in front of your home crowd and get all that excitement and really feel that," Flacco said. "But there are times where it’s almost just as good to go in there and play so good that you can silence people that really don’t want to be silenced and aren’t very good at holding their words. So, it is a lot of fun."
In winning in Pittsburgh, Flacco has done so with a flair for the dramatics. He has thrown two winning touchdowns in the final minute at Heinz.
In 2010, Flacco tossed a 18-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Houshmandzadeh with 32 seconds remaining for a 17-14 win. In 2011, he found Torrey Smith for a 26-yard touchdown with eight seconds left in a 23-20 victory.
Over the past four seasons, Flacco's passer rating in the fourth quarter in Pittsburgh is 102.1 with three touchdown passes and no interceptions.
"I think you gain a comfort level just by going to a place so many times," Flacco said, "and the fact that we have won up there definitely gives you confidence personally."