History favors Lamar Jackson and the Ravens in Week 6

Ravens, Lamar Jackson (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
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When the Baltimore Ravens take on the New York Giants in Week 6, they’ll hold more than one advantage against the NFC East team.

The Ravens are coming off a crucial victory against the Cincinnati Bengals and seem to have smoothed out a few of their issues.

Baltimore’s secondary put together a dominant performance against one of the best young quarterbacks in the league in Week 5 and should continue their momentum against a tepid Giants’ passing offense.

Lamar Jackson embodies the crux of the Ravens’ offense, and other than serving as a truly unique dual-threat, he also boasts a pristine record against NFC teams.

In his career, Jackson has won 12 games when starting against an NFC opponent.

Ravens’ Lamar Jackson looks to extend dominant streak against NFC teams

The last time the Ravens squared off against the Giants was in 2020 when Baltimore won 27-13; Jackson threw for 183 yards and two touchdowns. Heading into this matchup, the Giants look like a far-improved team from last season and currently are 4-1.

Giants running back Saquon Barkley has returned to elite form after suffering from injuries in 2021 and will give the Ravens’ defensive line a run for their money, and New York has a few other weapons that could make a difference as well.

Still, this game feels like it’s the Ravens’ to lose, and barring a total offensive breakdown Lamar Jackson should be able to make it 13-0 against the NFC.

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The NFC has, after all, been considered the much weaker conference in the league in recent years. Even against a resurgent Giants team, Lamar Jackson and the Ravens should take home the dub on Sunday.