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Odell Beckham’s goal? “Win eight games. Go 9-7 and go to the playoffs”

Playoffs? Yes, Odell is talking playoffs.”

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Odell Beckham at the LSU-Alabama game.
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Odell Beckham Jr.’s goal for the second half of the season?

“Win eight games. Go 9-7 and go to the playoffs,” Beckham said on Friday. “Giants been there before, 9-7 and got to the playoffs. I think they did pretty good, so that’s the goal. It’s not an easy task, but that’s the goal. We want to win every game, and do anything I can to help that.”

Beckham is on pace for career highs with more than 120 receptions and 1,500 receiving yards, but he has only two touchdowns and at 12.9 yards per catch is a full yard below his career average in that department.

“Hopefully I can start catching some of these things and start taking them to the crib, making bigger plays. I put more on myself. I know that’s something over the bye week, it was good to be able to take a step back and breathe, and get back in it,” Beckham said.

“Not to say that the opportunities haven’t been there, but they’ve been limited. They haven’t been the same look. Like I said, I remember the one in Houston where I felt like I could’ve just hit it, and now it’s just time. I always have felt towards the, I don’t know statistically, but towards the back end of the season, I feel like I do better. As the season goes on, people’s bodies start to break down. I really try to maintain and I really try to be better than I was Week 1 at Week 10, and I feel a lot stronger going in towards the back end of the season. Now, it’s just time to do that really.”

Beckham could be in line for Comeback Player of the Year, though players like J.J. Watt and Richard Sherman could also win the award.

“I don’t know where I stand as far as the race with them, or anything like that. It hasn’t really been my concern. My concern was coming off an injury, or not coming off an injury to have the best season I’ve had yet so far this season. That’s still always going to be the goal. That’s what I’m working on,” Beckham said.

“I never really imagined being in a Comeback Player of the Year race, but if I get a chance to win it, I’ll take it.”