It is small consolation — in fact, it’s no consolation at all after a game the New York Giants handed to the Washington Redskins on Sunday — but wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. set a number of NFL and franchise records.
Beckham’s first of seven catches vs. the Redskins made him the fast player in NFL history to reach 200 receptions. He did so in his 30th career game, breaking the record of 33 set by Jarvis Landry of the Miami Dolphins, a close friend and former LSU teammate of Beckham’s.
Beckham’s total of 3.035 yards receiving is also an NFL record for a player’s first 30 games.
Beckham’s 206 career receptions and 3.035 yards are also franchise records for a player’s first three NFL seasons. The previous marks were 202 and 3,034, held by Hakeem Nicks.
Of course, all anyone is going to really care about is Beckham’s sideline meltdown.
For those interested in the Beckham-Josh Norman breakdown, here it is:
Josh Norman lined up across Odell Beckham Jr. on 53 of Giants' 61 offensive plays. On those plays, Beckham had 6 rec for 107 yards on 9 tgts pic.twitter.com/GtEud3Rbg6— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 25, 2016
- Eli Apple left the game with a hamstring injury. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie left with a groin injury.
- Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon recorded their first sacks of the season.
- The 55- and 44-yard pass completions by Washington were the longest plays given up by the Giants’ defense so far this season.
- His 10 carries and 53 yards were both career highs for running back Orleans Darkwa.