Ravens - Giants: 5 reasons for the outcome

1. In a dominant 37-14 win over the bumbling New York Giants on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium, the Baltimore Ravens' defense created six turnovers and their offense converted them into 20 points. Baltimore limited Giants rookie quarterback Eli Manning to 27 passing yards on 4 of 18 inaccuracy for two interceptions, a lost fumble and a hold-your-nose 0.0 quarterback rating.

The Ravens' resurgence keeps them in the playoff chase after allowing a total of 39 points in the fourth quarter in consecutive losses to the New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals.

Baltimore limited the Giants to 196 yards of total offense, an average of 3.9 per offensive play, with only 51 rushing yards. They surrendered only 55 yards through three quarters, as New York gained 143 in its final two drives with veteran Kurt Warner.

The turnovers ties two previous team marks established against the New York Jets and the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2000.

2. Quarterback Kyle Boller threw a career-high four touchdown passes for a career-high 112.3 quarterback rating and stopped a streak of two games with consecutive interceptions.

The point total represents Baltimore's season-high and the most since a 44-point overtime win over the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 23, 2003.

3. Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed, a top contender for NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors, intercepted his eighth pass to set a team record previously held by himself and Rod Woodson.

He has 20 for his career to tie a team career record shared with Ray Lewis, Woodson and Duane Starks.

4. Tight end Todd Heap and rookie receiver Clarence Moore each grabbed a pair of acrobatic touchdown catches, pressing their size and leaping advantage in the red zone.

5. Brian Billick's teams improved to 25-11 after a loss, improving to 36-1 with a two-touchdown or more lead.

Aaron Wilson is the chief writer for RavensInsider.Com He is also the Ravens' reporter for the Carroll County Times in Westminster Maryland.

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