Found September 17, 2012 on Football Nation:
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Hero of The GameThe way the New York Giants opened up against the Tampa Bay Bucs, the last thing you would've guessed was Eli Manning having a record setting performance. I tend to think the hero of the game has a direct impact that effects the final score, therefore I had to consider a few Giants other than Manning. Though Manning played well down the stretch, Manning was unquestionably the zero or "goat" of the first half throwing three interceptions and trailing 24-13 at the half. But the guy who had a direct impact in the fortunes of the G-Men and played a complete sound football game was none other than #80 Victor Cruz. Though it was Hakeem Nicks who finished with 10 catches, 199 yards, and a TD that sparked a early air attack, to me it was Cruz who changed the momentum with five key third down conversions, including a 80 yard td bomb that bought them within two late in the fourth quarter. Again the hero should be someone who without there timely efforts the team ...
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