NFLPA survey: Meadowlands field is nice

Remember all that chatter last spring about how the surface at the New Meadowland Stadiums was too spongy? The talk intensified when New York Giants WR/PR Domenik Hixon blew out a knee in a non-contact play during a practice last June. Some Giants blamed it on the new turf.

Well, the NFL Players Association released its 2010 survey of playing fields, and the surface the NMS finished second out of 13 artificial fields in the NFL. The rankings:

1. Indianapolis Colts

2. Jets/Giants

3. New Orleans Saints

4. Seattle Seahawks

5. Dallas Cowboys

6. Atlanta Falcons

7. New England Patriots

8. Detroit Lions

9. Baltimore Ravens

10. St. Louis Rams

11. Cincinnati Bengals

12. Minnesota Vikings

13. Buffalo Bills