This one was all about rookie prospects - Chris Redman for the Ravens and Ron Dayne and Ron Dixon for the Giants.
Redman, the third-round choice Baltimore hopes can be its quarterback of the future, rallied the Ravens to 24 points in the second half in a 24-17 victory over New York on Friday night.
Reman threw touchdown passes of 28 yards to Germany Thompson and 4 yards to Ryan Collins to help the Ravens (4-0) win their 12th straight exhibition game over three years.
Dayne and Dixon, meanwhile, shone for the Giants (0-4), who finished winless in preseason for the first time since 1971 despite entering the game first in the NFL in preseason offense and fourth on defense. With starters for both teams played little more than a quarter, New York dominated the first half and led 10-0 at intermission.
But as with many preseason games, it was an audition for rookies.
Dayne, the Heisman Trophy winner, carried 15 times for 60 yards and scored his first professional touchdown on a 5-yard run in the first quarter. Dixon, New York's surprise third-round pick from little Lambuth College in Tennessee, returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter and had two receptions that set up a second-quarter field goal.
Redman took over in the second half against New York's second- and third-stringers and dominated where Tony Banks and Trent Dilfer had failed in the first half.
He drove the Ravens 61 yards in six plays at the start of the half, capping it with the 28-yard TD to Thompson that made it 10-7.
Then, after Dixon returning the ensuing kickoff for his score, he led the Ravens to 17 straight points. The winning TD, which came with 3:40 left came on a 3-yard run by rookie Jason Brookins after a 35-yard pass-interference call against New York's Emmanuel McDaniel.
The Giants took a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter on a drive that was almost all Dayne.
After Tiki Barber returned a punt 31 yards to the Ravens' 39, Dayne carried three straight times to the 25. Kerry Collins then hit Ike Hilliard for 20 yards and Dayne carried it in from the 5.
Brad Daluiso's 34-yard field goal with 3 seconds left in the half made it 10-0. It was set up by two passes from Jason Garrett to Dixon, one for 18 yards and the other for 21.
Another top prospect for the Ravens, first-round pick Jamal Lewis, saw his first action of the preseason. He gained 9 yards on four carries, all against New York's first-team defense.