Final

Ravens 10

(6-4, 3-3 away)

Giants 30

(9-1, 6-0 home)

Coverage: CBS

1:00 PM ET, November 16, 2008

Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 

1 2 3 4 T
BAL 0 3 7 010
NYG 13 7 7 330

Top Performers

Passing: J. Flacco (BAL) - 164 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: A. Bradshaw (NYG) - 9 CAR, 96 YDS

Receiving: D. Mason (BAL) - 7 REC, 82 YDS

Jacobs scores twice as Giants pass 200 yards rushing again

Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants needed only two plays to show they could run the ball against Ray Lewis and the NFL's stingiest rushing defense.

Of course, the one that set the stage was a busted play.

Fast Facts

• Brandon Jacobs rushed for two touchdowns (in the first quarter) against a Ravens defense which only allowed one rushing touchdown in the first nine games combined.

• The Giants have won five straight overall and six in a row at home as they improved to 9-1, their best 10-game record since starting 10-0 in 1990 -- the year they won Super Bowl XXV.

• The Giants rushed for 207 yards, their third straight game with 200-plus rushing yards while scoring 30-plus points for the third straight game as well.

• The Ravens amazingly kept their 29-game streak of not allowing an individual 100-yard rusher alive. Ahmad Bradshaw's 96 rushing yards in this game are the most allowed by the Ravens during that streak.

-- ESPN research

• Rapid Reaction

Big Brandon Jacobs set up the first of his two short touchdown runs by bouncing to the outside for a tone-setting 36-yard ramble and the Giants (9-1) amassed more than 200 yards rushing for the third straight game in a 30-10 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

"You tell me," Jacobs said when asked if his run down the left sideline set the tone for the game. "I think it did right away. The guys knew right away we could run the ball on these guys. It's not impossible."

Running against the Ravens (6-4) had been impossible for everyone else for the first nine games. They led the league, yielding an average of 65.4 yards, and no individual had rushed for 100 yards in any of the past 28 games against them.

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Jacobs might have gotten there had he not tweaked a knee in the first half. He finished with 73 yards on 11 carries, but he had only two carries after halftime.

The one that will be remembered came on the second play from scrimmage. Jacobs took a handoff toward the right guard and found the hole stacked with four Ravens. So he improvised. He reversed to the left and outrun the backside containment and went down the sideline.

Ravens defensive end Trevor Pryce called the play a game changer.

"It showed them that they could run the ball," Pryce said. "When you do that against our defense, you have some confidence. It makes things easier. The way it happened was a fluke when had him, but he bounced and went all the way to the other side. You don't think that a big back can run that fast, but he does."

The Giants finished with 207 yards rushing against a defense that had not given up more than 76 yards to any opponent this season. The last time an opponent got more than 100 yards was Seattle, which ran for 144 on Dec. 23, 2007.

"They have a great defense, a great front, great linebackers with a lot of experience," Giants offensive tackle David Diehl said. "You watch film and you see teams get frustrated by only making 2 or 3 yards or getting tackled for a loss. The great thing is, we just stuck to our game plan. We knew that if we just kept pounding away that eventually they were going to crack."

Lewis, who finished with 10 tackles and an interception, said the Ravens allowed the Giants to get to the outside too much and did not make plays they normally do, including one where even he overran a tackle on Ahmad Bradshaw's 77-yard run.

"If you drop your head because of this type of performance, then you don't know what a champion is," Lewis said. "A champion has to keep fighting no matter what and that's what we have to understand. We have enough guys who understand that."

The Giants were very good, on both sides of the ball.

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Aaron Ross clinched the game by returning one of his two interceptions 50 yards for a third-quarter touchdown as the Giants won their fifth straight game overall, and sixth straight at home.

"They are the world champions," Pryce said. "My money is on them to win the NFC at this point."

Lawrence Tynes added a short field goal after the long run by Bradshaw, who had 96 yards on nine carries.

Tynes got the nod over John Carney, who was inactive on the windy day.

Rookie Joe Flacco threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Le'Ron McClain and Matt Stover added a field goal for the Ravens, who had a four-game winning streak snapped, including three straight on the road.

New York, which also rushed for 200 yards in wins over Dallas and Philadelphia, scored on its first three possessions for a 20-0 lead.

After Jacobs got the Giants going, Eli Manning threw a 21-yard pass to Plaxico Burress to get the ball to the 15. Jacobs eventually scored from the 1.

Defensive tackle Fred Robbins set up the second touchdown, blocking Stover's 32-yard field-goal attempt. New York took over at the 33, and Jacobs knocked over three Ravens on a 15-yard run to set up his second 1-yard TD run.

New York went 90 yards the next time it got the ball. A 15-yard pass to Burress and a pass interference penalty in the end zone against Samari Rolle set up a 1-yard TD pass to tight end Darcy Johnson, his first NFL catch.

Stover hit a 38-yard field goal in the second quarter and Flacco, who was 20-of-33 for 164, avoided a blitz and hit a wide-open McClain to cut the margin to 20-10.

Baltimore had a chance to narrow the margin later in the quarter, but Derrick Mason had a pass go through his hands and it rebounded to Ross, who went untouched down the right sideline.

Flacco had not thrown an interception during the Ravens' winning streak.

Coincidentally, the turnover that iced the game came on the 30th anniversary of "The Fumble," a last-minute turnover that saw New York lose a game it had in hand to Philadelphia.

Game notes


Hall of Famer and former Giants quarterback Y.A. Tittle was an honorary captain for the coin toss. ... Giants OT Kareem McKenzie left the game for X-rays on his wrist but returned. ... Ross left the game with a calf injury ... Stover set an NFL record, kicking his 372nd consecutive point after touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BAL
NYG
1st Downs1822
Passing 1st downs
1011
Rushing 1st downs
69
1st downs from penalties
22
3rd down efficiency
5-126-10
4th down efficiency
1-20-0
Total Plays6057
Total Yards275353
Yards per play4.66.2
Total Drives109
Passing154146
Comp-Att
20-3313-23
Yards per pass
4.56.1
Interceptions thrown
21
Sacks-Yards Lost
1-101-7
Rushing121207
Rushing Attempts
2633
Yards per rush
4.76.3
Red Zone (Made-Att)1-23-6
Penalties10-668-65
Turnovers21
Fumbles lost
00
Interceptions thrown
21
Defensive / Special Teams TDs01
Possession29:0830:52

Passing Leaders

BALC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Flacco20/331645.0121-10
NYGC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Manning13/231536.7111-7

Rushing Leaders

BALCARYDSAVGTDLG
Flacco6579.5030
Rice8192.405
NYGCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bradshaw99610.7077
Jacobs11736.6236

Receiving Leaders

BALRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mason78211.7016
McClain33110.3112
NYGRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ward45413.5024
Burress34715.7021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBALNYG
nygTD8:50Brandon Jacobs 1 Yard Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)
Drive info: 8 plays, 68 yds, 4:13
07
nygTD1:15Brandon Jacobs 1 Yard Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick is No Good)
Drive info: 5 plays, 33 yds, 3:27
013
SECOND QUARTERBALNYG
nygTD7:20Darcy Johnson 1 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)
Drive info: 12 plays, 90 yds, 6:40
020
balFG4:13Matt Stover 38 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 7 plays, 40 yds, 3:06
320
THIRD QUARTERBALNYG
balTD4:35Le'Ron Mcclain 10 Yard Pass From Joe Flacco (Matt Stover Kick is Good)
Drive info: 13 plays, 79 yds, 7:24
1020
nygTD0:25Aaron Ross 50 Yard Interception Return (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)
Drive info: 5 plays, 17 yds, 1:59
1027
FOURTH QUARTERBALNYG
nygFG12:07Lawrence Tynes 19 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 5 plays, 78 yds, 2:29
1030