Sunday’s Giants-Ravens matchup at M&T Bank Stadium has big implications for both teams. Baltimore secured a playoff spot last week after the Steelers fell to the Cowboys — despite the Ravens losing their third straight game — but still hopes to win the AFC North, while New York is looking to jump ahead of the Redskins and Cowboys to win the NFC East.
Both teams have looked shaky since November. Giants’ fans are used to a slow start, but the defending Super Bowl champs seemed to click a little earlier than week 16 last season. While Ravens fans are preparing for their fifth straight playoff appearance, but aren’t expecting much more than that.
For whatever it’s worth, ESPN’s panel of 12 experts picked the game straight up and only Mike Golic and Ron Jaworski selected the Ravens to win.
According to OddsShark.com, the Ravens are 3 point underdogs in most online casinos.