Flacco making case for MVP

10/3/2012 - NFL Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens + more
Joe Flacco has had a terrific start to the season for the Baltimore Ravens. Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Joe Flacco has been the subject of criticism throughout his young NFL career. He was targeted last season in the playoffs, and even as recently as last week, but a closer look at the data shows that Flacco could be emerging as a legitimate MVP candidate in 2012.