RAVENS PASSING GAME:
maintains he hasn't lost his confidence even as his late-season slump widens. He has completed more than 60 percent of his passes just once in four games, he hass thrown for under 200 yards in five of his last eight contests and he has committed six turnovers over the last three games. He has also been sacked 13 times over the past four weeks. Wide receiver
was held without a catch last week for the first time in 107 games.
GIANTS PASSING GAME:
has had his moments, but it hasn't been a great regular season for the two-time
Most Valuable Player. His quarterback rating (84.0) is the lowest it has been since 2007, and his 20 touchdown passes put him on pace for his fewest since 2008. Manning has thrown four interceptions over his past two games. Still, he has a well-earned reputation as a clutch quarterback. He also has
as down-the-field threats.
RAVENS RUNNING GAME:
acknowledged this week that the run blocking needs to improve. Right now, the Ravens' ground game is just 22nd in the
with an average of 105.1 yards per game. Two-time
is on pace to have his fewest rushing and receiving yards since his rookie season. Right guard
's expected return should help. Backup
is dealing with a concussion, meaning that
could play a bigger role.
GIANTS RUNNING GAME:
' top running back, missed last week with knee and foot injuries, and he's expected to be a game-time decision Sunday. Bradshaw is a shifty back who is tough to bring down. If he can't play, rookie first-round pick
would likely start. Wilson, an absolute burner, had 100 yards rushing and two touchdowns two weeks ago against the
. The Giants rank 15th in the NFL in rushing, averaging 115 yards per game on the ground.
RAVENS RUSH DEFENSE:
It appeared the Ravens had fortified their run defense, but in the past two games, they've allowed 335 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground. That has dropped them to 26th overall in the NFL against the run. They've also allowed four 100-yard rushers this season. In last week's 34-17 loss to the
, the Ravens were without four of their top five tacklers. They could be buoyed this week by the potential return of