Offensive Player of the Game: Odell Beckham Jr.
The New York Giants have one of the most dynamic playmakers in NFL history in wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. One could argue against that point and call it hyperbolic, but his production through three seasons is on par with that of the best receivers of all-time.
On a night where he struggled with drops, Beckham proved how explosive he can be when he made one of the biggest plays of the season to give the Giants their first lead of the game.
Beckham finished with four receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown. Those are excellent numbers in the sense that he averaged 23.5 yards per reception and put points on the board, but the four catches and two drops could be perceived as underwhelming.
The reason Beckham’s two drops are ignored in favor of his one touchdown, however, is because the Giants didn’t score another touchdown before or after his.
Manning delivered the ball to Beckham on a slant route and the former LSU Tiger star did the leg work for a 61-yard touchdown. It was an unbelievable display of the speed Beckham possesses and just how quickly he can create separation.
When a team scores one touchdown and wins, it’s hard not to praise the player responsible for the points.