Odell Beckham Jr. came up big for the Giants on Monday night, posting 7 receptions for 166 yards and 2 touchdowns; outshining his former LSU teammate Jarvis Landry. Number 13 put on another stellar performance in primetime featuring an 80 plus yard touchdown and adding another highlight reel catch to his resume. On the other hand, the Dolphins wideout turned in a respectable evening as well though, hauling in 11 receptions for 99 yards, but did have a few costly penalties in the second half.
Despite OBJ’s competitive nature, the reigning offensive player had a lot of praise and thanks to give Landry. In his postgame interview, Beckham Jr said that it was Landry who pushed him to garner a strong interest in perfecting his trick catches, and that he equally pushed Landry to do the same. The two friends put together a pregame show for the fans in attendance, performing circus catches with their gifted receiving skillset. Odell Beckham Jr said it was a tribute to their history together at LSU.
While OBJ did have an impressive night, a lot of credit can go to the quarterback throwing him the ball. Both wideouts turned in the best performance on their perspective teams, but Manning had a career high completion percentage of over 87%, and seemed to have perfect chemistry throughout the night with OBJ and the rest of the Giants receivers.
The evening gave Odell Beckham Jr the best 25 game start of any receiver’s career in NFL history; gaining more yards and receptions than Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, and Jerry Rice. He now has 2,625 yards and 24 touchdowns for his career. Monday night was also his 15th career 100 yard receiving game, giving the same amount of 100 yard games as Dez Bryant, who has played in 58 more career games.
Odell Beckham Jr is now just 126 yards off of being the league leader, despite having 27 less targets and 24 less receptions. Regardless of the stats, OBJ remains as humble as ever, and continues to show respect to his competitors. He now has six straight 100 yard receiving games and is heating up right when the Giants need him. Up next, Josh Norman and the undefeated Panthers.