Victor Cruz says the Patriots don't want to see the Giants this season in a potential Super Bowl rematch.
"They don't want to see us," Cruz told Seth Walder of the Daily News. "I'm sure if you ask them (they'd say) they'd play anybody, they don't care. I'm sure they don't want to see us. That's for sure."
The Giants beat the Patriots, 17-14, in Super Bowl XLII on Feb. 3, 2008, ruining New England's perfect season.
In Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5, 2012, the Giants beat the Patriots, 21-17, with Cruz catching four passes for 25 yards and one touchdown.
"Oh man, you can't even put it into words almost," Cruz said about a potential third Super Bowl against the Patriots. "For it to be round three, us and them in another epic Super Bowl showdown. It'd be for all the marbles. The third time is when, I mean they'll have a lot riding on it, we will have a lot riding on it. It'll just be one of those moments you (couldn't) forget."
The 10-5 Giants, who clinched a playoff spot Saturday when Tampa Bay lost to New Orleans, will be the No. 5 seed in the NFC, with their first round opponent still undetermined.
The 13-2 Patriots, who have the best record in the AFC, have clinched a first round bye.
The playoffs kick off the weekend of Jan. 7.