January 28, 2001

Ravens (15-4) vs. N.Y. Giants (14-4)

Time: 6:18 tonight, chs. 13, 9.

Line: Ravens by 3.

Tampa weather: Partly cloudy. Highs in low 70s; lows in low 50s.

Vs. spread: Ravens 13-5; Giants 11-7.

Vs. common opponents: Ravens 8-3; Giants 8-2.

Series: Ravens lead 1-0.

Last meeting: Ravens won, 24-23, on Sept. 14, 1997, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Postseason records: Ravens 3-0; Giants 16-19.

Quick hits: Ravens are third AFC No. 4 seed in past four years (Broncos 1997, Titans 1999) and just seventh wild-card team to reach Super Bowl. ... QB Trent Dilfer is 10-1 as Ravens starter, 3-0 in playoffs. ... TE Shannon Sharpe has won 10 straight playoff games, including seven with Broncos in 1997-98. ... Giants are 2-0 in the Super Bowl. ... Giants have outscored past seven opponents 176-72. ... WR Amani Toomer had his second straight 1,000-yard receiving season.


RAVENS: Probable: LB Peter Boulware (shoulder); LB Cornell Brown (thigh); WR Billy Davis (knee); S Kim Herring (ankle).

GIANTS: Probable: FB Greg Comella (buttocks); CB Reggie Stephens (foot); WR Amani Toomer (ankle-knee); S Shaun Williams (hamstring).

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