New York Giants' Top WR Tandem Await Their First NFL Playoff Game

Jason Radowitz@@NY_Sports_WorldContributor IIIJanuary 8, 2012

Ever since Plaxico Burress and Amani Toomer left the New York Giants, they have been looking for another fantastic tandem to lead the Giants to victory.

Finally, the Giants believe they have found two more dynamic wide receivers to lead them to another Super Bowl: Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks.

Cruz and Nicks led the the league in receiving yards for pairs—putting up a total of 2,728 yards together this season. The only other wide receiver tandem that came close to their record was the Pittsburgh Steelers, with Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown.

Nicks and Cruz have never been in this position before, playing in their first NFL playoff games of their career.

We have to understand these guys have been around, they've played in a few playoff games, some guys have played and won a Super Bowl, just having those guys around to kind of speak to and understand what the atmosphere is going to be like and kind of come in and understand what you're facing and what it's going to be like as opposed to coming in and not knowing, Cruz said about his first playoff game (via ESPN).

Quarterback Eli Manning broke a new record this season—throwing 15 touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Clutch catches by Nicks and Cruz helped lead Manning to that record.

The Giants want to repeat the 2007-08 season. However, Cruz hasn't played the Atlanta Falcons in his career. The pressure is on for Cruz and Nicks.

"Coming into the game if we prepare well like we have these past two weeks (Jets and Cowboys), we should be OK," Cruz said (via ESPN).

Being the top wide receiving tandem in the league is cool, but winning the Super Bowl with that record is even cooler.