Cruz, Giants top Steelers
Eli Manning hit Victor Cruz for a 57-yard touchdown pass and the New York Giants beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 18-13 in the preseason opener for both teams Saturday night in Pittsburgh.
Cruz slipped by William Gay and Troy Polamalu, then outran Ryan Clark to score on his first reception since signing a $43 million contract in the offseason. The Giants scored on both drives the offensive starters were in the game.
Jags’ tiff no biggie
Jacksonville coach Gus Bradley said the tiff between receiver Justin Blackmon and defensive end Jason Babin was “a lot smaller than what I initially thought.”
It started when Blackmon began jawing with Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll in the second quarter. That’s when Babin stepped in, apparently telling Blackmon to calm down, which drew a reaction from his teammate.
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew eventually calmed Blackmon down and escorted him to the locker room.
Around the league
San Diego rookie linebacker Manti Te’o will sit out this week with a sprained right foot and miss San Diego’s game at Chicago on Thursday. … Cincinnati receiver Andrew Hawkins will wear a cast for 10 days to try to heal his sprained left ankle, making it doubtful he’ll be ready for the season opener.
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