Oct 5, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) makes a touchdown catch in front of Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford (23) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The New York Giants defeated the Atlanta Falcons 30-20.Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
The two best receivers in the NFC were on the same field today… and it should give the Giants hope
Truly the class of the National Football Conference, Odell Beckham and Julio Jones put on terrific shows in the Meadowlands Sunday afternoon. They are in the league of the Demaryius Thomas’, the A.J. Green’s, the Antonio Brown’s, and it’s simply a pleasure to get to watch these two turn a football game into a hybrid of track and field and acrobatics. They’re sensational.
The Giants have their fair share of issues, but they have some kind of receiver in Beckham. If the Giants have any chance of competing this year, it’ll be around this guy and Eli Manning. And he has the ability to carry this team. Not only that, but he makes few mistakes (he did have a tough drop today, but it was a quick, defended pass) which really makes him a special player. Health barring (***fingers crossed always***), he is as good a receiver as you’ll find and his presence alone can give the Giants hope they’ll be in most games. Should the Giants cut down on their mental errors going forward, Beckham will be the difference maker in a lot of this teams’ wins.