It took a long time, but the Giants finally met their match in Pittsburgh, where the Steelers were able to finally put an end to New York’s six-game win streak with a 24-14 score.
Odell Beckham Jr. and Antonio Brown’s kept a rowdy Heinz Field crowd waving those Terrible Towels to root for (or against) their incredible individual performances.
Antonio Brown stole the show early on. Brown coming away with five catches in the first half, including a stunning touchdown he pulled down in the back of the end zone despite CB Janoris Jenkins’ nearly perfect coverage.
With the ball on the Giants’ 22, QB Ben Roethlisberger threw it in the general direction of Brown and let his star receiver do the rest. The 5-10 wideout climbed the ladder to make the grab, then somehow landed impossibly inbounds for the score.
In the second half, AB cooled off considerably, only grabbing one more target for 13 yards, to finish the game with 54 yards and a one of his most notable touchdowns in recent memory.
It was almost the complete opposite for Beckham, who tagged in for highlights as Brown tagged out.
After only one target and catch in the first half (technically three times, but two plays were negated by penalties), it was all OBJ in the second. One reception quickly turned into ten, bringing Beckham to a total of 100 receiving yards.
The Steelers came away with the win, but the G-Men made sure they earned it. Beckham’s second half performance is yet another of many examples that prove he’s an elite receiver that can go toe to toe with the best of them, and is capable of keeping his team alive to the final whistle.
Brian Parchmann | December 5, 2016