Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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If any NFL team is familiar with the landscape of the NFC playoff scenario this year, it's the New York Giants. The defending Super Bowl champions, played four of the conference's six playoff teams this season.  Throw in a couple of AFC playoff teams and that's a pretty brutal schedule and first-hand knowledge of the playoff picture. Victor Cruz has weighed in with his own pick of which NFC team will make some noise during the playoffs and, albeit a little begrudged, likes the Washington Redskins chances this postseason. The pick comes with a grain of salt for the All-Pro receiver. "It's tough for me to say this because we play in the same division as them, but I think Washington is having a good year," Cruz told WFAN Radio Wednesday.  "They're having a year similar to us last year where they're kicking up at the right time. They're playing some good football.  Typically the team that is playing the best towards the end of the year is the team that is going to potentially win it all." The No. 4-seeded Redskins (10-6) won their final seven games to overtake the Giants and win the NFC East title — including a Week 13 victory over Big Blue in Washington.  Cruz was unconvinced about the Redskins' potential leading up to that game and thought they were "still a few pieces away" from being a playoff contender. The 'Skins seven-game roll has changed Cruz's opinion of his rivals even as they face another streaking team, the Seattle Seahawks (11-5), in a Wild Card game this weekend. "I think they have a tough task in front of them with Seattle," said Cruz.  "But I think they're the team to beat for sure. "They've got the upper hand right now," Cruz added.  "They're all on the same page, they're all buying in, RG3 is playing great football right now.  I think they got the advantage right now." With that out of the way, Cruz can get back to his contract talks with the Giants.
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