All season long, the Ravens have been a strong defensive unit. They are the third-ranked defense in the NFL. They win games with their defense, and defense is what wins championships.
On the other side, you have the New York Giants defense—a defensive unit that has struggled greatly throughout much of the regular season. Fortunately for them, they seem to have come together at just the right time.
Both of these teams are going to show their defensive strength this weekend in the championship round, and it will be carried over into the Super Bowl two weeks later.
On the Baltimore side, they have proven veterans slowing down offenses and stopping the run with Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs and Ed Reed.
The New York defensive strength is on the D-line with guys like Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, and the young Jason Pierre-Paul. These guys will get at the quarterback early and often.
Look for this game to be an epic defensive battle come February 5th.