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New York Giants’ Victor Cruz Leads NFC WRs in Pro Bowl Votes

November 16th, 2012 at 6:45 AM
By Casey Sherman

NFL Pro Bowl voting has begun and so far New York Giants' Victor Cruz leads all NFC wide receivers with 257,016 votes. Cruz has become a fan favorite for his performance on the field and his signature salsa touchdown dance.

'Victor Cruz makes the catch' photo (c) 2011, Kathy Vitulano - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

The Giants had once gone 41 seasons without having a receiver selected to the Pro Bowl, but it now it appears Cruz will be their second receiver voted to the Pro Bowl in the last four years – the other being Steve Smith in 2009.

Last season Cruz broke the franchise receiving record for accruing 1,536 yards. He's following up that performance this year with 60 receptions for 743 yards and seven touchdowns with six games remaining.

Overall Cruz is third in Pro Bowl votes of any player in the NFC. The other leading vote getters in the NFL are Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Arian Foster, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, A.J. Green, Rob Gronkowski, Matt Ryan and Drew Brees.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning is fifth in the NFC in votes for quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, and Robert Griffin III are all currently ahead of him. Ironically the Giants have to face all four of them in their remaining six games.

The Pro Bowl will be held on January 27, 2013, a week before the Super Bowl, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Support your Giants and cast your Pro Bowl ballot at NFL.com before voting ends the at night on November 17.

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26 Responses to “New York Giants’ Victor Cruz Leads NFC WRs in Pro Bowl Votes”

  1.  G-MenFan says:

    “New York Giants’ Victor Cruz Leads NFC WRs in Pro Bowl Votes[s]”

    “New York Giants’ Victor Cruz Leads NFC WRs in Dropped Balls”.

    There, fixed it.

  2.  Krow says:

    No denying his talent. Now all we need is Nicks at 100% … and Randle to get his head out of his a$$.

  3.  fanfor55years says:

    Glad Cruz is getting the recognition. What’s ironic, though, is that he and Steve Smith will be Pro Bowlers while the guy who is better than both of them has never been selected. Just shows how ridiculous the entire Pro Bowl thing really is when you leave it to the fans.

    •  demo3356 says:

      and who is that?

      •  Begiant says:

        Nicks

        •  demo3356 says:

          Well there is no denying that Nicks is more talented but there’s also no denying that Cruz has out played Nicks both this year and last. Nicks has had one great game, one good game, 5 bad games and missed 3 games this year. He deserves as many pro bowl votes this year based off that line as Ramses Barden does.

  4.  demo3356 says:

    Krow- What did Jacobs say on Twitter to piss off 49ers?

  5.  demo3356 says:

    The division is looking much tighter than it did 2 weeks ago. Dallas has 3 very winnable games coming up and then what looked like a loss vs Pittsburg the following week becomes much more winnable with Big Ben the Bathroom banging bandit possibly being out.. They win 10 games and the giants may have a hard tie getting into te dance

    •  demo3356 says:

      * Hard Time

    •  fanfor55years says:

      Well, first of all, Roethlisberger could very easily be back by the time they play Dallas. And even if he isn’t, the “new” Steeler offense depends largely on receivers getting YAC and Leftwich, while no Roethlisberger, can get the ball into the hands of those receivers almost as well as can Big Ben. The Steelers are not going to be pushovers with or without The Rapist.

      Second, there isn’t a game remaining on the Giants’ schedule they cannot win. They’ve hit a bad patch but with the presumed addition of Phillips, Williams, a healthier Rivers and a healthier Nicks this should be a different team coming out of the break. The game with Green Bay is going to tell a lot about where the 2012 Giants really are. It’s a game they really have to win.

  6.  demo3356 says:

    The Knicks are 6-0, RA Dickey is the Cy Young, either Philly or Washington will have 7 losses by COB Sunday and the Jets are falling apart and self destructing.. Couldn’t imagine a better bye week for me.. Maybe Dallas losing to Cleveland on Sunday? Or is that too much to ask?

    •  Hanshi says:

      A good friend of mine is a Dallas fan and he says he doesn’t want them to win. He said they don’t deserve it and he’s rooting for a good draft pick.

  7.  rlhjr says:

    With Romo at the helm, Dulla$$ is fully capable of losing ANY game on the schedule. Good Lord, Carolina was close to taking them out.

    The thing I feel the Giants need to watch is their intensity level VS Green Bay and Atlanta. Hopefully Giants remember all the “talk” about how they were “given” playoff victories.

    Blue should have the same mind set playing GB & ATL that they held playing San Francisco. Circle the date, close your mouth and play the game.

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