Victor Cruz Video: Watch Giants WR's TD Catch of the Year

Wes ODonnellFeatured ColumnistOctober 9, 2011

Victor Cruz is at it again.

The New York football Giants have been playing terrible for the second straight game. They needed a miraculous comeback in Arizona a week ago in the final six minutes to win their third game, and today's game is going much of the same way.

Down 16-14 to the Seattle Seahawks, quarterback Eli Manning went to his go-to play (the chuck-and-pray) and found his prayer answered again.

Victor Cruz was deep downfield in double coverage, Manning put it up and the rest can hardly be explained in words.

Cruz went up in between safety Kam Chancellor and cornerback Richard Sherman only to have the ball batted around twice before he gained control with his right hand.

As if the one-handed catch wasn't enough, Cruz managed to stay on his feet, spin upfield and get into the endzone on what was Manning's third touchdown of the day.

The 68-yard touchdown catch was just another example of the type of playmaking Cruz brings to the field. With Steve Smith gone to Philadelphia and Domenik Hixon on the IR yet again, Cruz played his way into the No. 3 role.

Cruz's touchdown also highlights the problem that continues to plague the Giants on a regular basis.

Eli Manning's numbers, their record on the season and their place at the top of the NFC East doesn't truly show the problems they have.

When watching them play it is nothing but ugly football save for three drives. Wild plays and a poor running game have become the norm. Eventually it will catch up with them.

That being said, their defense continues to put them in a position to win.

The Giants already have two big-play receivers in Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham, but there is always room for more.

Victor Cruz is here to stay ladies and gentleman, and plays like this seem to be his calling.