New York Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. comes up short in postseason debut 2
Jan 8, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (21) breaks up a pass to New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) in the NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Adam Wesley/Green Bay Press Gazette via USA TODAY Sports

Despite boasting superstar NFL talent at the position, New York Giants wideout Odell Beckham Jr. flopped at Lambeau Field. 

Eli Manning targeted the great Odell Beckham Jr. 11 times on Sunday, yet he only managed four receptions for 28 yards. His 28 yards is tied for the second-fewest receiving yards of his career.

He also had two crucial drops in the first quarter that would have given the Giants a two score lead.

His first drop came on a 3rd-and-5 from the Packers 35-yard line on the opening possession of the game. He dropped the pass at the Packers 27-yard line which would have given the Giants a first down but instead, they were forced to punt. Then on the next possession, he dropped an over the shoulder pass in the left corner of the end zone that would have been a 28-yard touchdown.

If he had been able to catch these two passes, the Giants at a minimum, would have been up 10-0 in the first quarter. When you lose a game 38-13 you can’t pin the loss on one player. But had he caught these two passes, the Giants would have had all the momentum and doubt may have crept into the Packers mind.

When you lose a game 38-13 you can’t pin the loss on one player, but had he caught these two passes, the Giants would have had all the momentum and doubt may have crept into the Packers mind.

Officially, Beckham finished the game with three drop passes, but there were two other passes that were in his hands that he couldn’t come up with.

After the game, Beckham’s day didn’t get any better. It’s been reported that he was seen banging his head off a locker room door, and then punched a hole through a wall.

He was also dismissive when answering questions about the trip he and several other Giants receivers took to Miami earlier in the week. But we all know that and his performance will linger for some time.

When asked about a Miami trip correlation with the poor performance, Odell Beckham had this to say, via Jordan Raanan of ESPN New York:

“Sounds typical. … There is nothing to connect what happened seven days ago to this game.”

Hopefully, he can take what happened today as a learning experience and grow from it. But for now, he and the Giants face a long offseason and can only think of what might have been.

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