Hakeem Nicks: Giants Receivers Sure to Have a Big Day in Star’s Absence

October 6, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Hakeem Nicks will miss his third game in a row for the New York Giants in Week 5, but that will open the door for some of the team's other receivers to have a huge game.
The Giants will be facing the 0-4 Cleveland Browns on Sunday in a game that has domination written all over it. Eli Manning should have a relatively easy time moving the ball through the air even without his best receiver.
Cleveland has been horrid defensively, especially against the pass. The Browns rank No. 28 in the NFL against the pass, allowing 286 yards per game.
Let's take a look at the Giants' receivers who are sure to have a big game with Nicks riding the pine.
Victor Cruz
Cruz will be the No. 1 target for Manning on Sunday, but the 25-year-old didn't need Nicks to be out of the lineup to have a huge game.
With Nicks on the field in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cruz had 11 catches for 179 yards and one touchdown, while Nicks caught 10 passes for 199 ya...

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