Victor Cruz, 10.22.12

Q: Is there a comfort level with where you guys are playing at now?
A: Just the way we're playing football right now, we feel good against any team, any opponent. So we just want to go in there and put our best foot forward and have a good week of practice and understand that it's going to take all of us to win this game, as it is every game, but it's going to take a full team effort and we've got to go in there and potentially get another win in the division.

Q: What was your reaction to Ahmad smacking you in the helmet like that?
A: It's nothing. It was cool. Ahmad is emotional when he's out there playing, so it was just one of those things that happens.

Q: What was the reason for that?
A: It was just him being emotional in that specific play and it happened and we moved forward from it.

Q: You can really separate yourselves from the division with a victory next week. Do you look at that as an opportunity?
A: Definitely, it's a division game for us. We understand that it's a division opponent and we have to be ready to play. They always play up for us. Giants vs. Cowboys is always a big game, so we want to come in and match their level of intensity. They're coming off a solid win against Carolina and we want to be able to match their intensity and come out firing.

Q: What was some of the reaction you received after yesterday's touchdown?
A: It was all positive, obviously. There were a lot of people saying thank you for... I guess I saved the day in some way, shape or form. It was just all positive stuff. It was a good feeling going home watching the TV copy. There were some good things being said.

Q: There's a chance that you could have cut to the right and he could have thrown it deep.
A: It could have easily just been a first down play and we would have chalked it up to the next play, but any chance I get... I don't get many opportunities for the middle of the field to open up like that and me run through nowadays. So whenever I see that, I'm definitely taking advantage of it.

Q: Did you know you were gone when you caught the ball?
A: Once I read the coverage and saw it open up and I saw the ball in the air... As soon as I caught it, I think I knew I was gone. It was a good feeling. I looked up at the Jumbotron to see how far back those defenders were and then I scored.

Q: What's it like to have a quarterback that you know is going to make big plays like that in the last two minutes of a game?
A: It's huge. We have tremendous confidence in him and I know he has confidence in us that we're going to get the job done. So having a guy like that who is calm under pressure and understands that he's just got to get the ball to his playmakers and we'll get the job done.

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