Odell Beckham Jr. Attempts to Explain Bizarre Celebration and Fails
- Author: Julie Sanders Sep 25, 2017,
Sep 25, 2017, 23:25
"I don't care about history, I care where we are at", veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall said.
Coach Ben McAdoo said the Giants were not playing smart football.
That's how you feel when you kick the longest field goal in Eagles history, the longest National Football League field goal ever kicked in Philadelphia, and the longest field goal by a rookie in National Football League history, and a dagger in the heart of the 0-3 Giants.
"I think it's just great communication", he said.
"We're in a tough spot, but offensively we've got to continue to do what we started to do today". It's the second straight game without a sack of Giants QB Eli Manning, who has been sacked 54 times in 29 career games against Philadelphia.
"I sprinted up to the coaches to put my word in", Elliott said after the game. Philadelphia was already missing some players in the secondary, but for the first three quarters, everything seemed to be going smoothly enough as the defense was pitching a shutout.
When your rookie kicker boots a franchise record 61-yard field goal as time expires to defeat a division opponent, the special teams gets an automatic high grade as a result. They did so by winning 11 of their final 12 games to win the AFC West. They are looking to bounce back and move to 2-1 (2-0 in the NFC East) against the Giants.
"They're an attacking scheme", McAdoo said. In the ballgame it helped us, but we had too many formation infractions that hurt, too many penalties.
There were times in the fourth quarter that the Giants looked like the Giants they want to be.
On the ensuing drive, a big pass interference penalty by the Giants allowed the Eagles to get in range and tie it at 21 on a 15-yard TD run by rookie RB Corey Clement. "I'm a dog. So I acted like a dog", Beckham said, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. So I'm going to give everything I have to the Giants and this team and this organization this year. Safety Malcolm Jenkins, the Eagles' leader on defense, isn't anxious.
Orleans Darkwa ran 20 yards to the 6.
Following Beckham's second touchdown catch of the game, he raised his first in the air appearing to mock Malcolm Jenkins' protest during the "Star Spangled Banner" advocating criminal justice reform.
Beckham has been slowed by an ankle injury and missed the first game while the Giants are off to a 0-2 start. Manning did just that with a 4 yard pass to Beckham. He broke up three passes and intercepted a ball tipped by linebacker Mychal Kendricks.
Things didn't get better in the third quarter, with the Giants punting, throwing another interception and turning it over on downs again on their next three possessions before heading to the final quarter down 14-0.
Despite the loss, the Giants have reason to be optimistic their offense is finally coming out of a long funk. Ben McAdoo hasn't seen any semblance of success this season, so much so that the NY coach once again floated the idea of giving up play-calling responsibilities.