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Super Bowl 2012, Giants Vs. Patriots: Victor Cruz Looking To Exploit New England Secondary

The thought of facing the New England Patriots secondary brings a smile to Victor Cruz's face.

Asked by NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders during Tuesday's Super Bowl media day whether he smiles while looking at the Patriots' secondary, the Giants' star wide receiver laughed and noted, "A little."

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Pushed further, Cruz noted, "You know, you're watching film and just naturally, when you see that one of their defensive backs is a wide receiver, and he's going to be potentially covering you, you automatically just get excited. You understand that's not his natural position and you want to do your best to exploit that. As a receiver and as a competitor in general, when you see a matchup you think you can exploit, you want to take advantage of it."

Cruz had a productive day against New England earlier this season despite not reaching the end zone, finishing with six catches for 91 yards during a 24-20 Giants victory on Nov. 6.

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