Victor Cruz set two franchise receiving records, and Ahmad Bradshaw ran for two touchdowns as the Giants kept their playoff hopes alive by winning the New York-area bragging rights with a 29-14 victory over the Jets on Saturday.

After a week of trash talk about who ruled the city, neither team did much to boast about. But the Giants (8-7) did more than the Jets (8-7) and can win the NFC East with a victory next week against Dallas.

The Jets’ playoff hopes took a serious hit, and they will need to win at Miami next week and get some help from several other teams.

Cruz, who had three catches for 164 yards, broke Amani Toomer’s single-season mark for yards receiving—and the team’s record for longest touchdown reception, a 99-yarder that gave the Giants the lead for good in the second quarter.
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