Beckham, Landry make history in first two NFL seasons

AP

Friends so close that they consider each other brothers, Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry used the occasion of their first NFL game on the same field to make history.

With seven catches from Beckham and 11 from Landry, the former LSU teammates are now first and second on the all-time NFL list of catches made by a player in his first two NFL seasons.

Saints receiver Marques Colston had held the mark with 168. Beckham, who caught seven passes on Monday night, now has 176. Landry, with 11 receptions in the loss, has 173.

With 89 catches in 2015, Landry is only one reception away from the all-time Dolphins single-season record of 90, set by O.J. McDuffie in 1998. Last night’s performance vaulted Landry past Mark Clayton (86 in 1988), Brandon Marshall (86 in 2010), Landry (84 in 2014), Chris Chambers (82 in 2005), and Marshall (81 in 2011).

Beckham needs 23 catches in the last three games to set the Giants single-season reception record. Steve Smith set the current high-water mark with 107 in 2009.

61 responses to “Beckham, Landry make history in first two NFL seasons

  1. Les Miles had them as well as numerous other NFL players on the same team..yet couldn’t do anything ….and people didn’t think he should be fired…

  2. Where are all the clowns now who said Beckham was overrated? You don’t have to like the Giants to see that this young man is going to be something special for years to come.

  3. You look at that and wonder how LSU didn’t just dominate college football the whole time they were there.

  4. Ray Farmer watched that game last night and still thought “a receiver only impacts a game 7-10 times. Not worth a high draft pick…” #FireRayFarmer

  5. Rules have been changed to make it easier for receivers to get open, so it’s time to eliminate their use of gloves. Ever tried on a pair? It’s like stickum without the mess. (see: Lester Hayes). It’s tantamount to cheating and is just another element that’s ruining the game.

  6. Stats are overrated for all players. You can be the greatest player ever to play the game but if you didn’t get at least a ring, it means nothing. This game is about getting rings.

  7. OBJ is already on the road to Canton, in just his first two seasons. Crazy Good. How did Brees/Saints not draft this young gun, is just astounding.

  8. @dreadnok89 says:
    Dec 15, 2015 7:21 AM

    not really a big accomplishment when these gloves have the ball stick to your hand

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    Yeah, nobody else in the NFL uses these gloves but if they did they would be better.

  9. igotgamenj says:
    Dec 15, 2015 9:00 AM
    Can you imagine what Landry could do if he had a real Qb throwing him passes.
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    Instead of a 2x Super Bowl MVP.

  10. Both are going to be great players. They are exciting to watch.
    Who cares about the hair, that’s ridiculous. No one’s business how they wear that.

  11. Good thing the Bills could have had Beckham by staying exactly where they were, and could have traded down to get Landry.

    I hate being a Bills fan so much.

  12. n0hopeleft says:
    Dec 15, 2015 8:22 AM
    How about Eli Manning being damn near PERFECT behind guys like John Jerry and Marshall Newhouse?!
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    Thinking about that makes me want to see Reese walk the plank all the more

  13. bigbwoy000 says:
    Dec 15, 2015 9:10 AM

    igotgamenj says:
    Dec 15, 2015 9:00 AM
    Can you imagine what Landry could do if he had a real Qb throwing him passes.
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    Instead of a 2x Super Bowl MVP.
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    Didn’t know Tannehill was a 2x Superbowl MVP.

  14. Imagine how good Landry could be if he had an accurate QB. When I heard he had 18 targets yesterday I thought that was crazy. But Tannehill is throwing it behind, too high or completely off target far too much. Dan Marino hasn’t helped helped him with his footwork and mechanic – this is year 4 and he’s paid like a Franchise QB, sorry Dolphin fans I don’t know if thats what he is.

  15. Stats mean nothing in todays NFL. They way the rules have been manipulated to up the scoring you really can’t take what current players do too seriously. Don’t get me wrong both of these guys are very good players but like BB once said: “Stats are for losers”.

  16. Gloves or no gloves these two have talent.
    What’s even better is that even though they’re competitors – they don’t let that taint their friendship.

    This is the age of the WR, and its good to see so many young good ones, OBJ, Landry, Bryant, Hopkins, Watkins – and those are from just 2 schools! (LSU/Clemson)

  17. Not surprised that the Dolphins receiving record is set only at 90 catches.

    In the Marino days, they used to spread the ball around – A LOT.

    Duper and Clayton were targets 1A & 1B – with other viable and common targets.
    Just in 1985 they also had:
    – WRs Nat Moore & Duriel Harris
    – TE’s Bruce Hardy and Jim Jensen

    Good talent in those teams ran deep.
    Much deeper than these current versions.

    The Fins of old definitely had the edge when it came to talent evaluation and drafting well.

  18. For the idiots ripping on Miles/LSU – their final year was the first and only time in SEC history that one team had:
    3000+ yds at QB
    2 x 1000+ yds at WR (that would be the 2 WRs in question, for you morons)
    1 x 1000 yds at RB (and that in an offense that is notorious for being 2-3 deep at RB)

    It wasn’t Les Miles’ lack of offense for that team, it was the sub-par defense. I’m all for legitimate criticism, and Miles’ certainly provides it, but not in this case. So stop jumping on bandwagons and showing your ignorance.

  19. It was fun to watch these high quality young men play
    I am happy we have Odell but they are both very good and classy men

    Bad News Mara is going to have to back up the Brinks truck for Odell when his rookie deal is up

  20. But, in the infinite wisdom of Heckert and Farmer, “We don’t need no stinkin’ WR’s” Heckert was drunk all the time, but what’s Farmer’s excuse?

    Why is it so hard to be a Browns fan?

  21. You can blame 3rd and Chavis for them not winning a NC, not Les Miles. On the other hand, Marques Colston is the greatest WR never to be selected to a Pro Bowl. It’s a complete sham.

  22. @ Indybear
    Perhaps defensive players should begin wearing gloves too!

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    Indybear says:
    Dec 15, 2015 8:40 AM

    Rules have been changed to make it easier for receivers to get open, so it’s time to eliminate their use of gloves. Ever tried on a pair? It’s like stickum without the mess. (see: Lester Hayes). It’s tantamount to cheating and is just another element that’s ruining the game.

  23. wallabear says:
    Dec 15, 2015 8:52 AM
    OBJ is already on the road to Canton, in just his first two seasons. Crazy Good. How did Brees/Saints not draft this young gun, is just astounding.

    Call this a crazy hunch but apparently he was drafted way before (12th I think) the Saints got their pick (they traded up to 20th from 27th). It’s a matter of what it would have cost to get from 27th to 12th.

    The trade value chart shows the 12th pick has a value of 1,200 so they would have had to give up their 1st thru 5th round picks in that draft or a combination of picks in the 2014/2015 drafts to get Beckham and judging the way the Saints draft panned out in 2014 they should have pulled that trigger. I mean seriously Cooks is the only person from that draft still on the team.

  24. I agree that Beckham and Landry were a sick wr duo in college but IMO LSU didn’t even have the best set of receivers at that time. Clemson had DeAndre Hopkins, Martavis Bryant, and Sammy Watkins…..too bad Tajh Boyd was throwing to them.

  25. Now, if all these “crucial” stats translated into helping your team make the playoffs or winning the majority of your games, then you’d have something.

  26. Sammy Watkins has had EJ Manuel and Kyle Orton and recently Tyrod who is way better than both of those guys.

    But Landry and ODB are legit and I wish Dallas had Landry and not Terrence Body Catching Williams

  27. nice to see many of the negative comments getting a lot of thumbs down from other readers/posters.

    odell and jarvis are good for the league and doing very well for their teams.

    i get to watch odell every week and he really is a very special player. i like watching jarvis play when I can too.

    health is your wealth in the nfl and I hope these two can stay healthy and keep producing highlights/numbers, etc.

  28. The overuse of Landry is to his own detriment. As well as the team. Spreading the ball around was the scheme set in place when coach Joe came in. And it still is. The plan was not to have a #1 receiver. Throw it fast to the first guy open. This could also explain why they beefed up the receiving corps.

    In all likely hood he will set the team record. Looks fine on the surface bit not so much when you check his average. They have him as a YAC guy. He does have a good drive/motor for it. Poor management is misusing just about all talent on the team.

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