VIDEO: Remembering When Joe Flacco Torched the Buccaneers for 5 TD Passes in 16 Minutes

Remembering when Joe Flacco scored five touchdowns in 16 minutes.
Remembering when Joe Flacco scored five touchdowns in 16 minutes. / YouTube/Highlight Heaven

Over the past several seasons, quarterback Joe Flacco has become more of a meme than a football player. Often labeled as "elite" in a joking way, Flacco has never really lived up up the big contract he was given, following the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl run in Ray Lewis' final season.

However, there was one game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when the only thing you can call Flacco is truly elite.

While this is only 16 minutes, this is the greatest 16-minute stretch in Flacco's entire career. During this period, he completed 10-of-13 passes for 196 yards and five touchdowns. And while the final touchdown to Steve Smith Sr. may be a little controversial with a no-call on the push-off, Flacco and this Ravens offense absolutely embarrassed the Bucs, which is a familiar feeling for the franchise with the worst overall record in NFL history.

While he would not throw anymore touchdowns, Flacco would continue to pad his stats. He finished the game completing 75 percent of his passes for 306 yards and five touchdowns. Justin Forsett also added 111 yards on the ground, helping to lift the Ravens to a 48-17 road win.

On the other side, it was Mike Glennon playing quarterback for Tampa. He finished with 314 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, while getting sacked five times.

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