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Former Baltimore Ravens starting QB and Super Bowl XLVII champion Joe Flacco didn't play a single down in his team's 23-17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC Wild Card game. But that doesn't mean he stopped waiting for his shot to play after the final whistle of Sunday's game. 

After the game clock struck double zeroes, Flacco was still wearing his helmet and chinstrap as he sauntered across the field to shake Chargers starting QB Philip Rivers' hand the same as if the two had battled on the field all day. 

Instead, Flacco watched rookie QB and former Heisman-trophy winner Lamar Jackson struggle his way to a 0.0 QB rating with 11:35 remaining in the fourth quarter before two late-game scores. 

Even with -2 net passing yards at one point in Sunday's game, the primarily-rushing QB Jackson remained in the fight. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh refused to pull the trigger on bringing in Flacco.  

And as a result, Flacco continued waiting for his shot, helmet strapped, all the way beyond the final whistle to greet Rivers. 

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