news / 10.19.2016 Odell Beckham Jr. - NFC Offensive Player of the Week
The incredible performance put on by Odell Beckham Jr. against the Baltimore Ravens has earned him the NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Beckham’s game was one for the record books, as he hauled in 8 receptions for 222 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Almost all of OBJ’s numbers came in the second half after recording only 2 catches for 11 yards in the first half. Beckham had a scary moment midway through the second quarter, landing hard on his back while diving for a deep ball thrown by Eli Manning. Beckham was slow to get up, but when he came back, he more than made up for lost time.
Both of Beckham’s touchdowns were memorable ones, taking off for a 75-yarder in the third quarter and 66-yarder in the fourth. Every last one of OBJ’s new personal best 222 yards was needed to topple the Ravens in the Giants’ 23-27 victory.
There was no one Beckham wanted to celebrate with more than his special someone kicking net after each touchdown. Beckham’s sideline celebration made for one of the more memorable proposals in sports history, as he got down on one knee in hopes that the kicking net he had such a colorful history with said yes (it did).
This well-earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week over one of the best defenses in the league helped bring the Giants back to .500, sitting at 3-3 on the season. The Beckham and the Giants hope to take that momentum with them as they head out to London to play the Rams in Week 7.