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Giants Morning Report: It's all about Odell Beckham ... and the fight

New York Giants headlines for Monday, 12/22.

Odell Beckham was penalized for this celebration on Sunday
Odell Beckham was penalized for this celebration on Sunday
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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here is your Giants Morning Report, one day after the Giants literally fought their way to a 37-27 victory over the St. Louis Rams.

About That Fight 

Yep, might as well begin there. Beckham said he didn't understand why he was penalized for taunting, which was the play that began much of the ill will that led to the brawl.

"I didn't quite understand the penalty, but Coach Coughlin addressed it with me and said, 'You know we can't get those,' and I completely understand," Beckham said. "That's just being young and trying to learn the rules of what you can and can't do."

Quarterback Eli Manning didn't seem surprised by the way the Rams went after Beckham Sunday.

"He has a little something, a little flair to him, which obviously we like, the fans like and people like, but opposing teams will try to get into his head," Manning said. "He's a young guy. They're going to try to not let him high-step and do his things on the sidelines, and today it looked like they weren't going to let him get away with that and showboat. So he's just got to know, around the sidelines when people can take shots, they're going to."

We know that Tom Coughlin was not happy about the taunting penalty and said Beckham "will tone it down." Along that line, Dan Graziano of ESPN wrote that "the lesson of Sunday is that this stuff doesn't happen in a vacuum, and Beckham has to be conscious of the way his antics are viewed by officials and opponents. Moving forward, he must find a way to walk a line -- to find ways to have fun and be his ebullient self without causing a problem for his team or putting himself in unnecessary danger."

Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post said the way the Giants reacted to the treatment of Beckham was a "true show of brotherhood."

Gary Myers of the Daily News said Beckham showed he won't be intimidated.

About The Game

Beckham might be on the best run ever by a wide receiver.

Giants report card: Beckham sure makes the grade pretty | New York Post

Giants grades: Offense, coaching get an 'A' - Newsday