Flacco said on Thursday that he had picked up a stomach virus from his son.
He says, ''I feel better,'' adding that he ''didn't want to get the whole team sick.''
Flacco, who has never missed a start, says he could not recall missing a practice before, either. Flacco is expected to make his 99th straight regular-season start Sunday when the Ravens play at Cleveland.
Flacco completed 21 of 29 passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns to lead the 1-1 Ravens to a 26-6 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers last week.
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