“I just wanted to work my way in, catch things that are in front of me, make the plays that are presented to me,” Victor Cruz said according to Yahoo News. “To make the game-winning catch a week ago and today to make a pretty decisive catch on the sideline to seal the game, I couldn’t draw it up any other way. I just go out and play the game and I think I’m getting better as the weeks go on.”
Victor Cruz making a pivotal catch late in the 4th quarter leads New York Giants past New Orleans Saints 16-13, going 2-0 for the first time since 2009.
When the Giants and Saints played last season at the dome they combined for 101 points, the third-highest combined point total in NFL history. This time at Metlife Stadium, it was a classic defensive battle. Neither Eli Manning or Drew Brees had a good game.
Manning threw for more than 350 yards, and no touchdowns. Brees did get a touchdown on 263 yards, but it wasn’t easy at all. Making plays against an improve Giants defense turn out to be another challenge yet again, especially with one or two plays away from winning this game and last week.
“It always comes down to a few plays but, literally, we needed one more play in each of those games, and we potentially sitting there at 2-0,” Brees, who passed Dan Marino for third on the all-time passing yards list, said according to Yahoo News.
Still the Giants turn the ball over three times, and were saved by the Giants defense. They played as if the championship is on the line. Now this give the team confidence heading into week three against the Washington Redskins. They know if both sides of the ball live up to their potential, this can be more than a playoff contender.
Let’s see how they play in the next couple of weeks.