The New York Giants were facing yet another third down after uninspiring play on first and second down. And then Eli Manning found Hakeem Nicks over the middle, and Nicks found a seam in the Atlanta defense and sprinted through it to give the Giants a commanding lead in their 2012 NFC Wild Card match-up with the Falcons.
Nicks, as you can see in this video, is wide open over the middle, but it's what he does after the catch on the 72-yard touchdown pass — a career long — that is truly special.
The touchdown was Nicks' second on the day. He has four catches for 104 yards. And the Giants have a 15-point lead at home over a Falcons team that has struggled on the road.
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