In his worst performance since Week 7, Odell Beckham Jr. tallied 54 yards on 5 catches. It was a frustrating end to a season of disappointment for the Giants, as they lost 35-30. Going up against a sub-par secondary, OBJ lined up all over the field, but struggled to have much of an impact on the game. One of his biggest opportunities was missed in the second half when he got open on a route, but was unable to haul in a ball that was a bit underthrown by Eli Manning.
Even though his outing wasn’t up to par with his recent performances, OBJ still caught five passes for 54 yards, which isn’t terrible. In addition, at the end of his second season, Beckham Jr. passed Randy Moss for the most yards in two NFL seasons.
Eli Manning spread the ball around to the open receiver throughout the game. Four players were targeted seven or more times, with all of them gaining more than 50 yards. Rueben Randle led the way with 4 receptions for 79 yards and a score.
Beckham Jr. has validated his stellar rookie season with another great season. He totaled 96 grabs for 1,450 yards and 13 touchdowns. He proved that he is more than a great one-handed catch and a Madden cover. Going into next season, OBJ will need to try to not allow other teams to get him off his game, but he has also talked about maintaining the emotion that he plays with.
As the year comes to a close, a lot of uncertainty remains for the New York Giants. It seemed as if the game was a send off for Coach Coughlin whose future with the team has been in question over the last few weeks. It has been rumored that he may resign, and Coughlin’s whole family attended the game. Jason Pierre-Paul’s health and contract remain question marks as well.
OBJ is not one of those uncertainties. Beckham jr. will be looked at as one of the centerpieces for the team moving forward into the future.