Game-breaking wide receiver Odell Beckham and five other New York Giants were fined a total of $72,400 for their actions in Sunday’s melee-marred game in St. Louis.
The St. Louis Rams (6-9) thought they could bully the New York Giants (6-9) and their rookie receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. When the dust settled, Beckham had two more touchdown catches, and the Rams came out on the wrong end of a 37-27 decision.
It has definitely been a disappointing season for the New York Giants, evidenced by their 5-9 record. If there is a highlight for 2014, it would have to be the overall play of their rookie class.
The New York Giants (4-9) hoped to get a mini-win streak started after last week’s demolition of the Tennessee Titans in Nashville last week. This week, the dysfunctional Washington Redskins (3-10) came to town, fresh off a shutout loss to the St. Louis Rams and a full blown quarterback contriversy to boot.
The New York Giants (4-9) were finally able to shake the dry spell that saw the team drop its last seven contests. After last week’s disappointment against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Big Blue kept the pedal to the metal in the 36-7 win over the hapless Tennessee Titans (2-12).
As the New York Football Giants continue to play out the string of the 2014 NFL season, a third straight campaign that will end without a playoff berth, many fans are left wondering where it went wrong. By connecting the dots, it becomes easy to see that Big Blue’s recent drafts are to blame.
Have the New York Giants (3-9) hit rock bottom? After surging out to a 21-point lead against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10), New York lost two key fumbles, and the game, 25-24 at EverBank Field.
The New York Football Giants (3-8) dropped another winnable game, as New York could not hold an early lead, and then allowed a late Tony Romo to Dez Bryant touchdown, as the Dallas Cowboys (8-3) remained tied for the NFC East lead with a 31-28 victory at the Meadowlands.
On a day when the New York Giants (3-7) straightened out their defensive woes, the “broken” offense re-emerged, and the result was another loss for Big Blue. Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers (6-4) did just enough to escape the Meadowlands with a 16-10 victory.
In the cold and rain of the Pacific Northwest, New York Giants’ rookie receiver, Odell Beckham, Jr. offered the one ray of sunshine against the world champion Seattle Seahawks, in what is fast becoming another disastrous season for Big Blue.
Can you imagine Harry Carson, Lawrence Taylor, Leonard Marshall or Carl Banks being part of a New York Giants’ defense that gave up 350 yards rushing? Strangely enough, the porous Giants’ defense has largely avoided scrutiny this season, but maybe after the Seattle Seahawks plowed to a 38-17 victory at CenturyLink Field that will change.
The New York Giants (3-5) must play perfect football in order to compete with the better NFL teams. Big Blue was anything but perfect, and the result was a third straight loss. The G-men went down with barely a whimper to the Indianpolis Colts 40-24 on Monday Night Football.
Faithful fans of the New York Giants thought the team was coming of age through an early fall three game winning streak. But as the daylight grows shorter with each passing week, are we seeing the sun set on the Giants playoff chances?
The New York Giants unleashed their newest weapon, Odell Beckham, Jr., and the rookie speedster was certainly worth the wait. Beckham caught his first NFL pass, as well as his first NFL touchdown, and provided a much-needed offensive lift. After a mediocre first half, the Giants’ defense clamped down on Matt Ryan and company, and New York won going away, 30-20, at MetLife Stadium.
The New York Giants have certainly not seen a return on their investment in Odell Beckham, Jr. Beckham, selected 12th overall in the May NFL draft from LSU, has not played in a game this season, something that he hopes changes this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.