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For Ravens and Giants, a return to the top will be a tough climb

For Ravens and Giants, a return to the top will be a tough climb

When the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI to end the 2011 season, it capped their second world championship in five years, and their fifth postseason trip in a seven-year span.

A year later, the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl XLVII, highlighting a stretch where the franchise won at least one playoff game in five consecutive years under John Harbaugh.

The seasons that have followed for both teams are a referendum on how difficult it is to win consistently in the NFL. The Giants haven't been to the playoffs since their last Super Bowl victory, and they haven't finished with a winning record since 2012. The Ravens have...

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