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The combination of Roddy White and Julio Jones has tallied nearly 500 yards receiving, more than Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz, but Nicks says that a different statistic is more important.
Despite being eliminated by the Giants in the 2011 playoffs, Roddy White told NFL Network earlier in the year that he and Julio Jones made for a better receiving corps than the Super Bowl-winning Giants'. Unsurprisingly, the Giants wide receivers disagree, and although the statistics favor Atlanta's group, Hakeem Nicks told Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger that a different statistic makes the difference:
"Numbers don't lie, or Super Bowl rings don't lie, neither," said Nicks, who partnered with UnitedHealthcare to support the local food backpack programs. "So when you get (into) that battle about who's the best, I think you just let your play on the field talk for you. You ain't got to be talking with your mouth."
While Nicks and Victor Cruz weren't with the Giants for the team's Super Bowl victory at the conclusion of the 2007 season, the pair each earned championship rings for their contribution to the team that won the most recent Super Bowl in February.
The Falcons do have the better statistics in 2012, though, as Jones and White have already combined for 2,137 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns, while Nicks and Cruz have combined for 1,656 yards and 12 touchdowns.