EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A short, non-descript third-quarter reception allowed Odell Beckham to tie Hall of Famer Michael Irvin with his ninth straight game of 90 or more receiving yards. Irvin set the record with the Dallas Cowboys in 1995.
"I don't really know exactly about it," Beckham said. "Any time you get put in a category like that with a great and a Hall of Famer it is an accomplishment and an honor and a privilege."
Beckham finished the game with 12 catches for 185 yards and one touchdown, a 63-yard catch-and-run in the fourth quarter. Eli Manning targeted Beckham an incredible 21 times. That's not a bad day for a player who was apparently nauseous before and during the game.
Beckham's streak started Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts when he caught eight passes for 156 yards. This is the seventh time during the streak Beckham has accumulated more than 100 receiving yards.
Beckham has already set the Giants' franchise records for receptions and receiving yards by a rookie. Those records were both set by Jeremy Shockey in 2002.
Beckham finished a rookie season that should end with an Offensive Rookie of the Year award with 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns. In just 12 games. He averaged 108.75 yards receiving per game.
"I felt the year went well," Beckham said. "There is still so much I can look back on and I wish I could of done that and I wish I could of done this, but it was great to be here and be able to learn and experience things. ... I am looking forward to next year with a smile."
The Giants got a glimpse Sunday of just how devastating their passing attack can be with a healthy Victor Cruz. That's because Rueben Randle joined Beckham by having a great game of his own with six catches for 158 yards. Eli Manning ended up passing for 429 total yards on Sunday.
"I definitely have seen us growing in the offense and get rolling," Beckham said. "Unfortunately it is too late. All you can do is look into next year with a smile on your face. Praying for my brother Victor [Cruz] to get healthy and have a return that will be worth the wait. Rueben [Randle], Vic, myself. So much to look forward to next year."