After Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham streaked 66 yards for a go-ahead touchdown with 1:24 to play against the Ravens, he was penalized for taking off his helmet while celebrating the score.
That left the Giants kicking off from their own 20 and the Ravens started their final drive from the 32-yard-line. There were some tense moments, especially after defensive end Owa Odighizuwa was flagged for roughing Joe Flacco on a fourth down stop. The Giants defense held on for a 27-23 win, leaving Beckham able to enjoy his 222 yards and two touchdowns.
“I’m very thankful that the penalty on that didn’t cost us in the end,” Beckham said, via ESPN.com.
Beckham left the game briefly in the first half after landing hard on his hip and said it was an issue throughout the game, although you’d be forgiven for missing a sign of that while Beckham left trails through the Ravens secondary on a 75-yard touchdown before doing it again on the game-winner. Beckham also extended his relationship with the sideline kicking net by dropping to a knee and proposing to it after the second touchdown.
“That’d be nice. Blond nettish,” Beckham said of the possibility of having children with the net, via Bob Glauber of Newsday.
Had the Giants lost, we might be hearing about limiting distractions from the team as we did a couple of weeks ago. A win and a career-best day for Beckham will likely keep such discussions at a minimum as the Giants prepare to meet the Rams in London.