Odell Beckham Jr.
The first-round draft pick has gone from a player who could not get on the field because of a hamstring injury, to an exciting young talent to Giants’ No. 1 playmaker in a span of roughly three weeks.
Let’s make this as simple as possible. The Cowboys out-rushed the Giants, 156 to 104. You can start there, because everything else is secondary.
The Giants head into their bye week feeling as though they played an better game. But they still have consecutive losses to the two teams ahead of them in the NFC East.
Romo matched his season high with three touchdown passes, including the first two-touchdown game of second-year tight end Gavin Escobar’s career.
The Giants are relatively healthy and appear to be in a good frame of mind heading into Sunday night’s game at Philadelphia (4-1), with a trip to Dallas (4-1) on deck.
The Giants (3-2) are back and ready to make a run at the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. And the next two weeks should tell the story.
Hold your horses big fella. You haven’t become a household name just yet. That’s the message Eli Manning is sending to rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
In other years, it would have been just like Big Blue to lose this game against the banged-up Falcons. Not in 2014, though. Not on Sunday.
That left-over feeling of ‘what can go wrong next’ from last season is being replaced with that belief that somehow, someone is going to make a play to win the game.
First-round draft pick Odell Beckham Jr. made his NFL debut a memorable one, catching a go-ahead 15-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning with 10:02 left to lead the New York Giants to a 30-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Whatever elixir the New York Giants drank between weeks two and three of the NFL regular season should be saved for future use. Not only did the team even its record at 2-2 over the past two weeks; they also have become healthier than we have seen in several seasons. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons come into MetLife Stadium sporting the same 2-2 record but with a fistful of question marks, especially across the offensive line.
Donnell, an inch taller than Plaxico Burress, could become New York’s next great end zone-target — a regular customer for the Eli Manning fade pass.
Going against one of the NFL’s best is a sure way to get a player motivated. It’s one of the reasons the New York Giants defense is ready for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium.
Beckham pulled a hamstring early in training camp and missed all five preseason games and the first quarter of the regular season. Every time he practiced, he aggravated the injury.
After a couple off iffy performances, the 11-year veteran hit 75 percent of his passes (21 of 28), threw two touchdowns and did not turn the ball over in a 30-17 win over Houston on Sunday. His quarterback rating was a whopping 123.2.