In this game-day staple, blogger Matt Vensel makes four sometimes-courageous predictions for the game. All he asks is that you don't hold it against him whenever those predictions end up being embarrassingly wrong.
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Will the good Giants or bad Giants show up at M&T Bank Stadium? Better yet, will the good Ravens -- you know, that championship-contending team that we haven't seen since around Thanksgiving -- or bad Ravens come out to defend their home turf? I will give my best guess on that and make three other predictions, but as always, please don't hold it against me when they are wrong. It is the holiday season, after all.
1. VICTOR CRUZ WILL HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN CATCHES
The Ravens are 22nd in pass defense, allowing 242.1 yards per game, but they have done a pretty good job of limiting the damage done by individual receivers, especially considering that top cornerback
2. SOMEONE ON THE RAVENS D WILL PICK OFF A PASS
Speaking of the Ravens secondary, the Ravens have not picked off a pass in their past two games and they only have one interception in their past four games. Overall, the Ravens defense has only four takeaways in their past four games and they gave the ball away six times over that span. No wonder they have lost three straight games and needed a football miracle to avoid a four-game losing streak. But Giants quarterback Eli Manning can be erratic at times -- he threw up two early interceptions last week -- and there will likely be opportunities for the Ravens to pick off a couple of his passes. I think they will get at least one interception.
3. DENNIS PITTA WILL BREAK TODD HEAP'S TD RECORD
Third-year tight end
4. JOHN HARBAUGH GETS HIS FIRST HOME LOSS VS. THE