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Vote For The SB Nation NY Player Of The Week

It's Monday morning, so that means it's time to vote for the SB Nation New York Player of the Week. Last week, Antonio Cromartie took the honors, but maybe we should rescind the award after his performance on Sunday vs. the Raiders. This week, the New York Giants played twice, and won both games, the New York Jets were upset out in Oakland, while in baseball, the New York Yankees went 6-2 and the New York Mets went 3-3. Here are the new nominees. Vote now!

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Mariano Rivera: The Yankee closer cemented his legend in Monday's win over the Twins, when he struck out Chris Parmelee to end the game and record his all-time record 602nd save. And, of course, he did it with a one-two-three inning. He saved another game on Wednesday, which clinched a postseason spot for the Yanks.

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Victor Cruz: With two games to take into consideration for the Giants there are a lot of candidates this week. Aaron Ross pulled a reverse Cromartie, with one putrid game followed by a stellar, two-interception performance. Michael Boley had two excellent games, including scooping up a forced fumble and returning it for a TD against the Rams. Ahmad Bradshaw was at his dynamic best this week. And Domenik Hixon made the catch of the week on Monday. But Cruz will get the nod over those guys thanks to his big day on Sunday. He caught a pair of touchdown passes, breaking numerous tackles on the first one for a 74-yard score, and he made an impressive leaping grab in double coverage on the second. In all, he caught three passes, for 110 yards.

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Eli Manning: After his horrendous 2-for-11, one interception start on Monday night, Manning not only recovered but turned into an efficient scoring machine. He finished the Ram game going 16-for-18 with two touchdowns, while he outplayed Michael Vick on Sunday, tossing four TD passes, without a pick, went 16-for-23 (69.6 percent), good for 254 yards, with a 145.7 QB rating.

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LaDainian Tomlinson: It was a weekend of upsets in the NFL, with the Jets being one of the teams on the short side of the surprising games. In a versatile performance, Tomlinson scored a touchdown and gained a total of 154 yards -- 116 in the air and 38 on the ground (for a 6.3 per-carry average). He caught five passes, including a 74-yarder. He also had a 20-yard run. With his score, he's now only the third player in NFL history to have 160 or more touchdowns.

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Mark Sanchez: The Jets' D couldn't stop Darren McFadden and the Raiders, so it was up to the Jet offense to pile up the points, and Sanchez did all he could, but just fell short, figuratively and literally, as his knee was down just before he reached the end zone in the waning seconds of the game. For the afternoon, he went 27-for-43 (62.8 percent), threw for a career-high 369 yards, with two touchdown passes, one rushing touchdown and one interception.

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R.A. Dickey: The knuckleballer will represent the Mets this week, with his almost no-hitter. He had a no-no going into the seventh inning on Saturday, and even though he ended up with a no decision, he was stellar in the win, going seven innings, letting in only one run, while striking out four, walking one and giving up three hits. In his last four starts he's given up a total of four runs.

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