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3 stats that stand out in the Ravens-Giants matchup

The Ravens own a 4-1 advantage in their series (regular season and postseason) with the New York Giants. The Ravens are 1-1 in New Jersey, but the Giants claimed the last meeting on Nov. 16, 2008, by a 30-10 margin. As dominant as the Ravens have been at home under coach John Harbaugh, they are just 31-35 away from Baltimore since 2008.

Here are three stats to keep in mind before Sunday's 1 p.m. game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.:

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3: The Ravens, who have beaten the Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars in away games this season, have never won their first three games on the road to begin a season. They went 2-0 away from Baltimore in 1997 and 2006 before dropping their third road contest.

4: With four sacks, New York is on pace for 13 sacks this season, which would tie the 1981 Baltimore Colts for the second fewest sacks in a 16-game season.

50: According to a website called FiveThirtyEight, 50 percent of the teams that opened with a 3-2 record between 1990 and 2013 made the playoffs – which sounds like good news for the Ravens. For the Giants, just 22 percent of the teams with a 2-3 mark over that same span qualified for the postseason.

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