Ray Lewis, seen here with owner Steve Bisciotti, could miss Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Prior to the AFC championship, Joe Flacco was criticized more than any quarterback who made the postseason during his first four years in the NFL.

To be fair, Flacco did put the bullseye on his back when he told reporters that he didn’t feel he got enough credit or that Tim Tebow was receiving too much national attention.

During his annual State of the Ravens press conference, owner Steve Bisciotti acknowledged Flacco’s critics and took the side of his franchise QB.  “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a guy as maligned as him,” Bisciotti said according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun.  “We believe in him.”

Bisciotti added that he plans to sit down with Joe Flacco and “start grinding out contract terms.”