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3 stats that stand out in Ravens-Raiders matchup

Ravens coach John Harbaugh reacts for fans following his team's home win over the Steelers in 2015.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh reacts for fans following his team's home win over the Steelers in 2015. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

The Oakland Raiders will be the stiffest test for the Ravens, who will meet an opponent with a winning record for the first time this season. But the Ravens have dominated the series, winning six of eight meetings with Oakland. The team has been particularly effective at M&T Bank Stadium, winning all five games against the Raiders at home. The average margin of victory in those five contests was 16.8 points.

Here are three stats to keep in mind before Sunday's 1 p.m. game at M&T Bank Stadium.

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1st: The Ravens defense ranks second in the NFL in yards allowed (254.3 per game), but have been especially dominant in the second half of contests. The unit leads the league in the second half in total yards (102.3) and rushing yards (23.3) surrendered and is tied for first in points allowed (3.3).

12-2: The Ravens have a chance to add to their .857 winning percentage against opponents from the West Coast with Oakland coming to town. They also own a 8-4 record at home in the month of October under coach John Harbaugh.

80: Harbaugh is tied with Brian Billick for the most regular-season wins in franchise history. Harbaugh already owns the Ravens record for most total victories with 90.

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