Good morning, New York Giants fans! We know you’re in a good mood this morning following Sunday’s 27-23 victory by the Giants over the Baltimore Ravens. Let’s start your day with a few notes from the game.
Beckham’s historic second half
Odell Beckham Jr. got 211 of his carerr-high 222 receiving yards in the second half Sunday. Per Adam Schefter, only one receiver had accumulated more receiving yards in one half over the past 30 seasons. Can’t tell you who, because Schefter didn’t name the receiver.
Beckham’s yardage total was the second-most for a single game in franchise history. Del Shofner had 269 receiving yards vs. Washington on Oct. 28, 1962.
Beckham now has 10 career games with at least 140 receiving yards, the most in a player’s first three seasons.
Dungy, Harrison critical of Beckham
On Football Night in America Sunday, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison were both critical of Beckham for getting an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty following his game-winning touchdown.
Harrison: “I really like Odell. I think he has a lot of potential. Obviously he’s a great player and the type of thing that really sets him apart is he’s capable of taking it 60 yards to the house and really changing the complexion of the game. I love his energy, I love his passion that he brings. But if I’m a guy in that locker room, I would take myself, as well as the rest of the captains, and go to Odell and say, ‘Hey we love it. Keep it going during the play on the field, but all the side show… you got to get rid of that.’”
Dungy: “You cannot do this. This is going to cost you in games down the road. The Giants have to stop this. They’ve got to take this out of Odell Beckman. It’s going to come back and haunt them if they don’t stop it.”
Beckham got that penalty for ripping his helmet off before reaching the sideline.
We mentioned in our recap that quarterback Eli Manning had moved into seventh place on the all-time list with 302 touchdown passes. Manning hit some other milestones Sunday, as well.
The victory was the 100th of Manning’s career in the regular season. He is the 14th quarterback in NFL history with at least 100 regular-season victories. He is also the sixth quarterback with at least 100 victories and two Super Bowl triumphs with the same team, joining Terry Bradshaw, Tom Brady, John Elway, Joe Montana and Ben Roethlisberger.
“I think it [Beckham’s talent] was on full display this afternoon. Very talented young man. He is humble in a lot of instances and he pushed through some tough times and injuries today and he really made us a better football team today. He’s a lightning rod for us. He’s a great energy source for his team.”
— Coach Ben McAdoo on Odell Beckham