How the Ravens' and Giants' defenses performed on the way to tonight's meeting in Super Bowl XXXV.
Ravens: Hold Pittsburgh's Jerome Bettis to 8 yards on nine carries. ... Record first shutout. Giants: Hold Arizona to 43 yards rushing. ... Allow season-high 312 yards passing.
Ravens: Allow season-high 36 points to Jacksonville. ... WR Jimmy Smith catches 15 passes for 291 yards. Giants: Limit Philadelphia's Duce Staley to 11 yards on seven carries. ... Record three sacks.
Ravens: Give up first rushing touchdown. ... Allow season-high 69 percent completion rate. Giants: Limit Chicago to 48 yards rushing on 16 carries. ... Record four sacks.
Ravens: Limit Cincinnati's Corey Dillon to 9 yards on 12 carries. ... Record second shutout. Giants: Surrender 284 yards passing to Washington's Brad Johnson. ... Allow 110 yards rushing.
Ravens: Allow a season-low 4 yards rushing against Cleveland. ... Record third shutout. Giants: Allow season-high 436 yards against Tennessee. ... Give up season-high 152 yards rushing -- 125 to Eddie George.
Ravens: Set a franchise-record by forcing six turnovers (three fumbles, three interceptions) against Jacksonville. ... Ray Lewis has 13 tackles and recovers a fumble. Giants: Hold Atlanta to 13 yards rushing and no rushing first downs, best performance of season. ... Hold opponent out of end zone for first time.
Ravens: Washington's Stephen Davis rushes for 91 yards, most by an opposing back this season. ... Allow season-high 57 percent third-down conversions. Giants: Get season-high five interceptions against Dallas. ... Hold Emmitt Smith to 61 yards on 19 carries.
Ravens: Hold Tennessee to seven first downs. ... Knock RB Eddie George out of the game on his first carry. Giants: Bye week.
Ravens: Allow a season-high 120 yards rushing to Pittsburgh. ... Sack QB Kordell Stewart five times. Giants: Allow season-low eight first downs against Philadelphia. ... Hold opponent below 200 yards of total offense for first time.
Ravens: Hold Cincinnati RB Corey Dillon to 23 yards on 16 carries. ... Allow Bengals inside Ravens' 40 once in 11 possessions. Giants: Limit Cleveland to 11 first downs. ... Record four sacks.
Ravens: Hold Tennessee's Eddie George to 28 yards on 12 carries. ... Recover two fumbles. Giants: Allow season-high four TD passes against St. Louis. ... Rams get 28 first downs.
Ravens: Allow a season-best 10 percent third-down conversion against Dallas. ... Record fourth shutout. Giants: Give up three TD passes against Detroit. ... Hold James Stewart to 52 yards on 22 carries.
Ravens: Record season-high six sacks. ... Allow only 26 yards after the Browns' first drive. Giants: Record season-high six sacks against Arizona ...Force four turnovers (three fumbles, one interception).
Ravens: Bye week. Giants: Hold Washington's Stephen Davis to 29 yards on 13 carries. ... Intercept two passes.
Ravens: Set team record by allowing 64 yards passing against Chargers. ... Recover four fumbles and intercept one pass. Giants: Allow Pittsburgh's Jerome Bettis 39 yards on 17 carries. ... Record two sacks.
Ravens: Last-minute defensive stand in red zone preserves win over Arizona. ... Allow one touchdown or fewer for 11th time. Giants: Allow a season-low 145 yards against Dallas. ... Fourth straight game of holding opponent to one touchdown.
Ravens: Allow season-high 473 yards passing. ... Set NFL record for points allowed in a 16-game season. Giants: End Fred Taylor's streak of 100-yard games at nine.. ... Record two sacks and force two turnovers.
Ravens: Hold Denver -- the NFL's No. 2 ranked offense -- to three points and 177 total yards in wild-card playoff victory. ... Allow Broncos to cross midfield once. Giants: NFC's No. 1 seed gets bye.
Ravens: Ray Lewis' interception return for touchdown clinches divisional playoff win over Tennessee. ... Give up season-high 126 yards rushing. Giants: Hold Philadelphia to 11 first downs and 186 total yards in divisional victory. ... Eagles convert only two of 15 third-down plays.
Ravens: Hold NFL's No. 1 rushing offense to 24 yards on 17 carries in AFC championship game win at Oakland. ... Force five turnovers and record four sacks. Giants: Record first shutout, blanking Minnesota in NFC championship game. ... Hold Vikings to nine first downs and 114 total yards.