MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Listed generously at 6-foot-1, Case Keenum has played for three teams in three NFL seasons and came to Minnesota in the offseason knowing he was the backup from Day 1.
At 6-foot-6, Joe Flacco is the statuesque, Super Bowl-winning quarterback who has been unquestioned starter in Baltimore for the last decade.
Yet the two find their roles reversed heading into a matchup on Sunday. Keenum is playing the best football of his life and has revived the Vikings' playoff hopes while filling in for the injured Sam Bradford. Flacco and the Ravens' passing offense have struggled mightily to cash in on myriad opportunities provided by a turnover-happy defense.