NFL Preview & Predictions: Baltimore Ravens vs New York Giants NFL Week 16
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Baltimore Ravens vs New York Giants, NFL Week 16 Broadcast

Date: Sunday, December 27

Game Time: 1:00 ET

Venue: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD

Network: NFL Network, FOX

Watch New York Giants vs. Baltimore Ravens Week 16 Game Trailer here:

Injury Impact

Giants:

OUT: WR Golden Tate (calf); QUESTIONABLE: QB Daniel Jones (hamstring/ankle), CB Darnay Holmes (knee), LB Blake Martinez (ankle).

Ravens:

OUT: CB Jimmy Smith (ribs/shoulder); QUESTIONABLE:

WR Dez Bryant (thigh), DE Calais Campbell (calf), DB/LB Anthony Levine (abdomen), OLB Pernell McPhee (knee), CB Marcus Peters (calf), OT Tyre Phillips (concussion), C/G Matt Skura (back), LB Kristian Welch (foot), FB Patrick Ricard (knee), WR Marquise Brown (knee), as cited by News Day.

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James Bradberry has gone up against some of the NFL’s best wide receivers for the Giants this season, News Day cites. On Sunday his toughest opponent maybe boredom. The run-heavy Ravens are last in the NFL in pass attempts per game (25.8 for the season, 21.3 in the last three games), but the Pro Bowl cornerback said he needs to stay alert.

"You just want to make sure you’re locked in the whole time throughout the game," he said.

"You have those run plays, especially when they’re going away from you, they’re running the ball away from you, you can tend to get lackadaisical and lose focus. You definitely want to make sure you stay locked in because you never know when they’re going to try to throw the ball deep."

NFL Preview & Predictions: Baltimore Ravens vs New York Giants NFL Week 16
Majority picks Ravens to beat Browns on Monday Night Football. Photo: Late For Work

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Why New York Giants Will Win

Daniel Jones is expected to play. After such a problem scoring over the last few weeks, it’s a boost for a team that needs something positive to close things out.

According to College Football News, Baltimore has been playing well over the last few games, but the Giant defence is still doing a solid job overall and it’s still in the top ten in fewest points allowed.

The D HAS to come up with takeaways. There haven’t been any over the last two weeks, and it showed with the offence not getting any real help. Baltimore doesn’t turn it overall that often, but it’s had a few loose games, giving it up multiple times in five games.

Why Baltimore Ravens Will Win

The Raven offence has gone off.

Lamar Jackson is healthy and playing like his MVP self, the running game has been a killer, and now the league’s No. 1 ground game should be able to control the clock and the action against a punchless team that’s struggling just to keep the chains moving.

New York is the second-worst team in the NFL in first downs and hasn’t scored more than seven points in either of the last two games.

Fantasy Football Player To Watch

RB Gus Edwards, Baltimore

NFL Preview & Predictions: Baltimore Ravens vs New York Giants NFL Week 16
Gus Edwards is the most physical of the Ravens running backs. Photo: Baltimore Sun

He’s a massive risk to play in the playoff, but he could pay off with a few short touchdowns if you’re willing to roll the dice. Edwards won’t get yards against the nasty Giant defence – even though he ran for 101 yards against Dallas a few weeks ago – but he has six rushing scores in the last nine games.

What’s Going To Happen

The Ravens have to win and then get a ton of help to slide into the playoffs. They won’t do anything funky – they’ll run, they’ll rely on the defence, they’ll try not to turn the ball over. New York will bring the fight, but the points won’t be there to keep up.

NFL Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs New York Giants Line predictions: Baltimore 23, New York 17

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