In a week without Giants football, I figured I’d take a look back and hand out some early hardware. Part one of the “Bye Week Awards” is plays of the year (so far).
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Best Highlight Reel Play:
Victor Cruz’ 68-yard touchdown reception against Seattle
There are a number of highlight reel plays to choose from, most of them thanks to Victor Cruz. Cruz’ first touchdown against the Eagles was a heck of a personal effort to avoid the first defender and dance along the sidelines all the way for a touchdown. It put the Giants up by 14 and made Giants fans believe that they were finally going to win one against the Eagles.
But Cruz outdid himself against the Seahawks a couple weeks later. The Giants were down five early in the fourth quarter. It was third and 13, and Eli Manning put a ball up for grabs into double coverage. No worries; Cruz tipped the ball up to himself, bobbled it, and then caught it with his right hand and ran all the way into the end ...