BALTIMORE - On their fourth try, the Baltimore Ravens finally got the victory they needed to win the AFC North: They whipped the reeling New York Giants, 33-14, Sunday to capture their second straight division crown.

The defeat eliminated the defending Super Bowl champion Giants (8-7) from contention in the NFC East and severely damaged their chances for a playoff berth.

New York has lost five of seven and was coming off a 34-0 defeat at Atlanta. In this one, quarterback Eli Manning went 14 for 28 for 150 yards and was sacked three times.

The Ravens (10-5) led by 24-7 at halftime and cruised to the finish behind a shorthanded defense that harassed Manning and limited New York (8-7) to 186 yards.

Playing its second game with Jim Caldwell as offensive coordinator, Baltimore scored touchdowns on its first two possessions and amassed a season-high 533 yards - including 289 in the first half.

The victory ended a three-game skid for the Ravens and assured them of a home playoff game in the first weekend of January.

Joe Flacco rebounded from a stretch in which he committed two turnovers in each of Baltimore's three straight defeats. He completed 25 of 36 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns, ran for a score, and did not throw an interception or lose a fumble.

Flacco repeatedly picked on New York cornerback Corey Webster, who simply couldn't contain Torrey Smith or Anquan Boldin. Smith caught five passes for 88 yards and a touchdown, and Boldin finished with seven receptions for 93 yards.

Ray Rice ran for 107 yards and caught six passes for 51 yards and a touchdown. Backup Bernard Pierce gained 123 yards rushing as part of a running attack that generated 224 yards.

Now, after ending its longest losing streak since 2009, Baltimore is assured of hosting a first-round playoff game during the first weekend in January.

New York, on the other hand, fell out of a first-place tie in the NFC East and will need a win over the Eagles on Sunday - along with help from other teams - to squeeze into the postseason.

Ravens 33, Giants 14

N.Y. Giants 7 0 0 7 – 14

Baltimore 14 10 3 6 – 33

First quarter

Bal–T.Smith 6 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 7:38.

Bal–Flacco 1 run (Tucker kick), 4:24.

NYG–Wilson 14 run (Tynes kick), 1:30.

Second quarter

Bal–FG Tucker 23, 6:05.

Bal–Rice 27 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 1:04.

Third quarter

Bal–FG Tucker 21, 5:18.

Fourth quarter

Bal–FG Tucker 30, 11:08.

Bal–FG Tucker 29, 7:25.

NYG–Hixon 13 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 3:18.

A: 71,470.

NYG   Bal

First downs 11   25

Total Net Yards 186   533

Rushes-yards 14-67   45-224

Passing 119   309

Punt Returns 2-12   7-56

Kickoff Returns 5-117   3-58

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 14-28-0   25-36-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-31   0-0

Punts 8-52.0   2-58.5

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   0-0

Penalties-Yards 6-52   9-92

Time of Possession 20:39   39:21


Rushing: N.Y. Giants, Bradshaw 9-39, Wilson 3-17, Manning 1-8, Hynoski 1-3. Baltimore, Pierce 14-123, Rice 24-107, Allen 1-7, Taylor 3-(minus 3), Flacco 3-(minus 10).

Passing: N.Y. Giants, Manning 14-28-0-150. Baltimore, Flacco 25-36-0-309.

Receiving: N.Y. Giants, Bennett 4-27, Hixon 3-36, Cruz 3-21, Randle 1-43, Bradshaw 1-8, Hynoski 1-8, Jernigan 1-7. Baltimore, Boldin 7-93, Rice 6-51, T.Smith 5-88, Pitta 4-56, Dickson 1-9, J.Jones 1-7, Allen 1-5.

Missed Field Goals: None.