Timing of the errors was critical. Advanced look: How Brady bested Flacco - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN FTA: it may appear Joe Flacco outplayed Tom Brady on Sunday at Foxboro, but a deeper look shows this simply is not true. Flacco took three sacks, all on third down, twice with blitzers coming, which is when a quarterback needs to make a quick read and throw. Brady was sacked once. And it happened when only four rushers were coming, which is more on his offensive line. Flaccoâ€™s one inteception cost his team more than Bradyâ€™s two combined. Flaccoâ€™s pick came when down three, midway through the fourth quarter, when the Baltimore Ravens were in Patriot territory and led to the New England Patriots having the ball at midfield. Bradyâ€™s first pick was early in the game when up three and left the Ravens at their own 30. His second one was a 50 yard heave into the endzone that got tipped and returned to the Ravensâ€™ own 38. From an expected points view this play cost the Ravens 4.3 points, the second-worst interception of the playoffs. From a win probability standpoint this sent Baltimoreâ€™s win probability from 43.2% to 23.0%, the second biggest swing on an interception this postseason. At the time of the interception, Flaccoâ€™s QBR was 79.4. After the pick it fell to 55.4.