Halftime Report: Ravens 24, Giants 7

BALTIMORE -- A quick take on the first half:

Terrible start: The game couldn't have started much worse for the Giants. Just like last week in Atlanta, the Giants fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter.

Mew York received the opening kickoff, and went three-and-out. Baltimore started its first drive at its own 27 and marched 73 yards down the field, capped off by a six-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Torrey Smith.

After another three-and-out by the Giants, the Ravens answered with their second touchdown in as many possessions -- a one-yard run by Flacco, following a 43-yard completion to Smith.

Sign of life: The Giants got back in the game with their third offensive possession. On the first play, Eli Manning connected with Rueben Randle for a 43-yard gain -- Randle made a great play on the ball, the throw dangerously hung up in the air. Four plays later, David Wilson burst through the left side for a 14-yard touchdown -- and celebrated with a backflip, despite saying he was done with those.

Killer conversion: In the second quarter, leading 14-7, the Ravens were facing a 3rd-and-19 at the Giants' 48 -- a great opportunity to force a punt, and perhaps mount a drive to tie the game. Instead, the Giants allowed Flacco to connect with Anquan Boldin for a 39-yard gain, which set up a Ravens field goal.

The Ravens were 6-for-8 on third-down conversions in the first half. The Giants were 0-for-5. The Ravens also outgained the Giants 289-109, and had 15 first downs. The Giants had only four.

Finishing touch: The Ravens capped off the first-half scoring with another long scoring drive -- 76 yards -- that ended with a 27-yard touchdown by Ray Rice. It was a short pass to Rice, who beat Michael Boley on the play. Giants safeties Will Hill and Stevie Brown both missed on opportunities to tackle Rice.

More weak spots: Right guard Chris Snee and cornerback Corey Webster both had a very rough first half for the Giants.

Snee was called for a holding penalty and a false start, and gave up a 15-yard sack by the Ravens' Haloti Ngata. Ngata blew right past Snee on the play. Snee missed some practice time this week because of a hip injury.

Webster's having a poor season, and that continued Sunday, as he was picked on time and time again by Flacco in the first half.