Mike Preston: Ravens wanted to win more — just ask the Giants

There is a pulse again, and the Ravens showed they still have some fight. Flacco had a strong performance in rebounding from three straight poor showings. The Ravens' passing and running games complemented each other, and the offense attacked the middle of the field.

Finally.

Poor Corey Webster. The Ravens were unmerciful in attacking the Giants cornerback.

On defense, there weren't a lot of exotic blitzes or pressure schemes. The Ravens simply won a lot of one-on-one matchups without Ray Lewis, Bernard Pollard, Lardarius Webb and Jameel McClain in the starting lineup.

The win was impressive against a New York team that had beaten San Francisco, Washington, Dallas, Green Bay and New Orleans.

No, the Giants aren't the caliber of Houston, New England or Denver, but at least the Ravens showed Sunday they are still capable of making one final run.

Injuries have forced them to be low on talent, but they found their heart and desire again Sunday.

mike.preston@baltsun.com

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