Originally posted on Giants Football Blog  |  Last updated 12/28/11
The Giants will hit the practice field this morning in preparation for this Sunday night’s “playoff” game vs the Dallas Cowboys. Two Giants – QB Eli Manning and DE Jason Pierre Paul – have been named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. WR Victor Cruz was not. There was speculation that Cruz would get the fourth WR slot behind Detroit’s Calvin Johnson, Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald and Carolina’s Steve Smith, but voters chose Green Bay’s Greg Jennings instead. Cruz can still be named to the squad should one or more of those back out of the game. The starting quarterback for the NFC is Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, who has earned his second Pro Bowl berth. Rodgers, who has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September, October and November, leads the NFL with a 122.5 passer rating and is on pace to set the single-season record (121.1, Peyton Manning, 2004). He is joined at the position by six-time All-Star Drew Brees of New Orleans and Eli Manning of the New York Giants. All three ...
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