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Giants' Manningham out for Jets game

Posted on: December 24, 2011 12:00 pm
Cromartie is wholly unimpressed with the wide receivers on the roster of the other New York team. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

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Saturday's finally here, which means the Giants and Jets are done with the gum-flapping and they can get down to, you know, actual football. Both teams have plenty to play for; a Giants win means the Eagles are out of the postseason hunt and next week's matchup with the Cowboys will be huge. The Jets, meanwhile, will maintain their hold on the No. 6 seed with a victory before they head to Miami for the regular-season finale.

In the days leading up to today's get-together, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin proclaimed that "talk is cheap" right before wide receiver Victor Cruz called out Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.

The two sides went back and forth in the media before Revis' teammate, Antonio Cromartiemade this observation: "You got guys that are not even Pro Bowl material... Who really cares what they have to say?” Adding these sentiments for Mario Manningham: "He let a guy named Victor Cruz come in and take his job."

When the Giants' offense takes the field for the first time against the Jets defense Sunday, Manningham won't be out there. And not just because he's the third wide receiver but because he's been declared inactive with a sore knee.

We'll have to see if is absence will make a difference in the outcome, but for now, Cromartie: 1, Giants WRs: 0.

Other inactives:

Giants: TE Jake Ballard, DE Osi Umenyiora, LB Mark Herzlich, WR Mario Manningham, OT James Brewer, OL Jim Cordle and DT Jimmy Kennedy

Jets: QB Kevin O'Connell, WR Eron Riley, NT Kenrick Ellis, T Austin Howard, CBMarquice Cole, DB Gerald Alexander and DL Ropati Pitoitua.

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Since: Dec 24, 2011
Posted on: December 24, 2011 2:15 pm
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Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2011 12:24 pm

Giants' Manningham out for Jets game

Not sure how this makes it "Cromartie: 1, Giants WRs: 0". Last I checked Cruz was #4 in NFL in rec yards and Nicks was #10 - that's Pro Bowl material to me. Talk if you want to, but at least be straight about it. I don't like Cruz talking, but what he said was true - teams ARE actually throwing at Revis this year. Doesn't mean he isn't great, but he is having to earn his money and some guys are putting up some stats against him. Should be a great game...

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