Cruz: Giants' playoff elimination 'unusual'

For the fourth time in five season, the New York Giants will be watching January football from the comfort of their own couch.

The New York Giants were routed in Sunday's out of conference matchup with The San Diego Chargers, 37-14. The loss eliminated the disappointed Giants from playoff contention, ascending their record to 5-8. Big Blue has fail to make the playoffs for the second straight year after capturing the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the 2011 season.

New York's top receiver, Victor Cruz, expressed his disappointment on the season.

"It's definitely a little disappointing," noted Cruz. "Obviously you want to go and have a good season and put some good things together and hope you can make it through the playoffs and all of those good things. To not do that is obviously disappointing."

The G Men have grown accustom to winning, capturing two championships over a four-year span. Cruz admitted that being eliminated from postseason play this early in the season felt odd.

"It's unusual, but just like any other season you have to continue to play, continue to keep a positive mindset and continue to just play football," Cruz noted.

Cruz avoided discussing the details of the teams' future and the direction Big Blue may be headed.

"I don't know," admitted Cruz. "I can only worry about myself as far as things like that are concerned. There's a coaching staff, a front office that makes all of those decision. I have no idea."

With all that said, The Giants can get a little satisfaction from a losing season with a win over NFC the powerhouse Seattle Seahawks. Cruz acknowledged that a win Sunday could be a building block for next season and prove their potential to be a good team.

"If we beat that team, it would kind of make it more disappointing because we didn't take advantage of playing like this all year long, from an entire team perspective," said Cruz. "Obviously it would just put a smile on our face and have us know that when we play at our best, we can beat any team in the league."

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