Anyone who thinks superheroes don't exist in real life hasn't seen Victor Cruz play this season.
For the second straight week, a sputtering Giants offense looked to Cruz for a huge play that swung the momentum of a game and led them to a victory they had to have to keep their playoff dreams alive. And, for the second straight week, Cruz delivered the play and the win to Big Blue.
After the Giants had handed back two-thirds of their 21-0 halftime lead to the Cowboys, they faced third-and-seven from their own 28 with 8:35 in front of a crowd that had been shocked into silence by the abrupt change in the game. Eli Manning avoided the pass rush, stepped up and heaved a ball all the way down the field where Cruz outjumped Orlando Scandrick to haul in the pass and send the Giants to the playoffs.
The 44-yard catch only led to a field goal, but it stopped Dallas' momentum cold and put the Giants back up by two scores with time running low. Cruz had a 20-yard catch later in the drive, a 74...