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Madden predicts Ravens vs. Giants, week 6

New York Giants v Baltimore Ravens

Flying high on a 4-1 start, the Baltimore Ravens will head to New York to take on Eli Manning and the Giants.

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker kicks a touchback over the head of Giants returner Dwayne Harris, and the game gets underway.

The Giants open with a quick three and out, and after receiving the punt, the Ravens drive right down into the Giants territory after several completions to wide receiver Mike Wallace and tight end Ben Watson.

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco gets sacked on third down in the red zone to bring out Justin Tucker. . .who misses a 24-yard field goal. Perhaps the big money has made him complacent.

The Giants go on a nice drive of its own thanks to the usage of runningback Rashad Jennings and tight end Will Tye. The Giants get down to the Ravens 23-yard line where the Giants send out kicker Josh Brown to attempt a 40-yard field goal. . .which is blocked.

After a bizarre start, this game finally gets going when the Ravens drive down into the Giants half of the field again, where Tucker is set up with a 47-yard attempt. He nails this one, and the Ravens take the lead with 1:24 left in the first quarter.

BAL- 3, NYG- 0

The Giants are ready to shake off a slow start and do so by getting its big name wide receivers going. Several long completions to wide receivers in Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz get the Giants down to the Ravens five-yard line. Manning hits Cruz for the touchdown from there, and the Giants go ahead early in the second quarter.

BAL- 3, NYG- 7

Both teams trade three and outs, and when the Ravens get the ball back, the Ravens offense is ready to get the running game going. When the Ravens do finally go to the air, Flacco is picked off by Landon Collins, who adds an impressive 25 yards on his return.

The Giants can't do much offensively after the pick, but are already set up in field goal territory. Brown comes out for a 38-yard attempt. . .which is again blocked. Ravens special teams coach Jerry Rosburg is earning his money today.

The Ravens certainly seem to have momentum on its side, and that is reflected in its next drive. A 20-yard completion to Watson gets the Ravens going into Giants territory, where the Ravens offense proceeds to feed running back Justin Forsett.

A 14-yard completion to Kyle Juszcyk sets the Ravens up at the Giants seven-yard line, where Ravens runningback Buck Allen punches the ball into the end zone after a few runs.

BAL- 10, NYG- 7

The Giants are looking for an answer and the Giants get it in the form of its running game. Several runs by Jennings and runningback Shane Vereen get the Giants down to the Ravens two-yard line, where the Giants take the lead through a Vereen rushing touchdown.

BAL- 10, NYG- 14

With under two minutes to go in the half, the Ravens would like to get something on the drive before the break. The Ravens get it after some professional ball distribution by Flacco, who hits five different receivers on the way down to the Giants red zone, where he finds Watson for a six-yard touchdown pass.

BAL- 17, NYG- 14

With a little over 30 seconds to go in the first half, the Giants choose to sit on the ball, and head into the locker room.

After the Ravens receive the ball to start the half, both teams trade several stalled drives. Finally, Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman is able to get something going for the purple and black.

A few completions to Watson and Wallace gets the Ravens into Giants territory, where the Ravens begin to pound the rock. Several runs by Forsett are capped off by a four- yard touchdown run by Buck Allen to give the Ravens an insurance score.

BAL- 24, NYG- 14

Both teams then trade three and outs, and with 38 seconds to go in third quarter, the G-Men really need to get something going.

After driving into the Ravens half of the field, the Giants stall out and punt it away again. The Ravens now have a chance to put the game away.

The Ravens drive down into New York territory after a long completion to Smith Sr., but after being stopped, Tucker misses a 51-yard field goal.

The Giants look set up to make this game interesting again, but after Manning is sacked for an eight-yard loss, the Giants miss out on the opportunity to do so.

Flacco hits Smith Sr. twice for a total of 53 yards on the next drive, setting up the Ravens into field goal range. Tucker converts a 39-yard field goal and Baltimore is set up to win its second road game.

BAL- 27, NYG- 14

On the next drive, the Giants are facing threat level midnight. The Giants continue the trend of the day though and stall out in its own territory. Facing a fourth and seven, a screen to Jennings is blown up for a six yard loss, and the Ravens take over on the Giants 41-yard line.

A few runs by Forsett get the Ravens into field goal range, where Tucker hits a 48-yard attempt to put this game squarely out of reach for big blue.

BAL- 30, NYG- 14

The Giants get the ball back, and this time go four and out. The Ravens decide to rub salt in the wound, as Flacco hits Crockett Gillmore for a 13-yard touchdown with 1:44 left in the game.

BAL- 37, NYG- 14

The Giants take the advice of Tony Burton and throw the damn towel. After a three and out, the Giants punt it away to the Ravens who kneel the game out for a fifth win in the 2016 season.

FINAL: BAL- 37, NYG- 14

Notable Ravens stats:

Flacco was sharp, completing 59 percent of his passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns and one interception.

Justin Forsett ran for 99 yards, while Buck Allen found the end zone twice on the ground.

Seemingly every receiving option got involved today. Steve Smith Sr. caught four balls for 80 yards while Ben Watson and Crockett Gillmore each caught a touchdown.

C.J. Mosley led the defense with 14 tackles while Jerraud Powers and Kamalei Correa split a sack. Just as we all expected, Anthony Levine Sr. racked up 2.5 sacks, splitting one with Elvis Dumervil.