In his first game action since cashing in with a new contract this summer, Giants receiver Victor Cruz is looking good against the Steelers.
Cruz played just long enough to get one pass thrown his way, but it was a deep ball from Eli Manning that Cruz reeled in and took to the end zone for a 57-yard touchdown. Steelers defensive backs Troy Polamalu, Ryan Clark and William Gay were all giving chase but couldn’t run Cruz down.
Manning threw five passes, completing two of them — the touchdown to Cruz and a 16-yard pass to receiver Rueben Randle.
Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed four of eight passes for 36 yards, leading the Steelers to a field goal on the second of his two drives before giving way to backup Bruce Gradkowski.
Giants rookie defensive end Damontre Moore was all over the field in the first half, making big stops on defense and also blocking a punt. Giants fans will love to see that, just as they love to see Cruz back with the team, and in midseason form.