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Big half for Victor Cruz as Giants take lead in San Francisco

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Giants receiver Victor Cruz has been the best player on the field in San Francisco this evening, and his team is a half away from the Super Bowl.

Cruz has eight catches for 125 yards at the half, giving the Giants a 10-7 lead over the 49ers. San Francisco’s defense has had one of the great games we’ve come to expect from the 49ers — other than when Eli Manning is throwing to Cruz.

For the 49ers, most of the offense came on one play, a 73-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith to Vernon Davis on which Davis tiptoed his way down the sideline and into the end zone (where he picked up a penalty for excessive celebration). Take away that pass, and Smith is 1-for-6 for six yards passing.

Heading into the second half this game is wide open. But if the 49ers want to head to the Super Bowl, they need to find a way to stop Cruz.

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8 Responses to “Big half for Victor Cruz as Giants take lead in San Francisco”
  1. shawon0meter says: Jan 22, 2012 8:15 PM

    CRUUUUUUUUUUUUZZZZZZ

  2. mikeeg says: Jan 22, 2012 8:16 PM

    Any Giants fans beat up yet?

  3. westclaims says: Jan 22, 2012 8:16 PM

    Eli can play above the refs. Alex Smith isn’t there yet. Hopefully, the Giants win.

  4. myspaceyourface says: Jan 22, 2012 8:18 PM

    Joe Flacco says that Victor Cruz is getting too much media attention.

  5. pfbtyap says: Jan 22, 2012 8:19 PM

    damn… rogers is getting lit up like a christmas tree!

  6. steveschwarz21 says: Jan 22, 2012 8:19 PM

    Where’s the outrage about Vernon Davis getting a 15 yard penalty after his TD? If that’s Stevie Johnson the announcers are outraged but apparently no problem with Vernon Davis doing it?

    Victor Cruz is a stud!

  7. lookatthefarside says: Jan 22, 2012 8:48 PM

    No more Casio watch sounds in the background!!!

  8. stewballz92 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:04 AM

    Two words Superbowl baby.

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