In what might have been Victor Cruz's final home game as a member of the Giants, the team came away with a victory against the Lions, 17-6.
Cruz finished with only one reception for 29 yards. Though his contributions were limited, he was encouraged by the team's well-balanced offensive attack against the Lions.
"It helps a lot. Obviously it keeps defenses off balance because they don't know what's coming. You want to make sure that you are keeping them off balance," Cruz said. "Being that way today really helped, especially that opening drive, getting the ball in the end zone, running the ball well, getting the first down, that's what we want to do."
Following the game, Cruz expressed his pleasure with the position the Giants are now in to clinch a playoff berth Thursday night against Philadelphia.
"It feels fantastic. Anytime you are in a position, this is what Coach talks about," Cruz said. "Being in contention, playing meaningful football in December, and that's where we are. And we just want to continue that trend and obviously work towards a playoff win."
Before heading into the locker room Sunday, Cruz took a moment to soak in the memories of his time playing in New York.
"I took a little slow walk off this time instead of just running off," Cruz said to NJ.com following the game. "I looked around, took it all in. I'm happy with the things that I've laid out in front of the fans here at Giants Stadium over my seven years. I laid my life on the line on that field between those lines. If this is the last one at home for me, I'm happy with what I put out there."