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Cruz: Redskins have gone from 'a couple pieces away' to 'team to beat'

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz pulls

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz pulls in a pass under pressure from Washington Redskins defensive back Cedric Griffin. (Dec. 3, 2012) Credit: AP

Just about a month ago Victor Cruz said that the Redskins were “still a couple pieces away” from being contenders for “legitimate talks for playoffs and things like that.” That was in on Nov. 28, a few days before the Giants faced the Redskins, lost to them, and soon after lost control of the NFC East.

Now, Cruz seems to have a new perspective on the Redskins.

“They’ve got the upper hand right now,” Cruz said on his weekly spot on WFAN on Wednesday. “I think they have a tough task in front of them with Seattle, but I think they’re the team to beat for sure.”

The Redskins have won seven games in a row and Cruz said they remind him of a team that won a Super Bowl not too long ago.

“It’s tough for me to say this because we play in the same division as them, but I think Washington is having a good year,” Cruz said. “They’re having a year similar to us last year where they’re kicking up at the right time. They’re playing some good football. Typically the team that is playing the best at the end of the year is the team that is going to potentially win it all.”

Apparently some of those pieces Cruz felt were missing have come together.

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