Odell Beckham Jr.
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Odell Beckham Jr. put the final dagger in the New York Jets via an 89-yard touchdown reception that set a new career-long.

Odell Beckham Jr. declared that he felt the New York Giants traded him to Cleveland “to die”. Monday night showed that rumors of his demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Beckham set a new career-long via an 89-yard touchdown reception, racing to daylight to give his Cleveland Browns a 23-3 lead over the New York Jets in the third quarter. It was also Beckham’s first touchdown in a Cleveland uniform.

Baker Mayfield and Beckham are still trying to develop some chemistry, but Monday night was a big step forward for the pair. Beckham made a ridiculous one-handed catch in the first quarter of the game.

The ridiculous grab set up Cleveland for a game-opening field goal. The Browns would never relinquish that lead from that point forward.

The Jets had some third-quarter hope flowing in the form of an eight-play, 60-yard drive that was stopped via downs at the Cleveland 11. Whereas the defense dimmed the lights, Beckham put them out entirely with his run to glory.

Beckham’s previous career-long reception also came against an AFC East opponent. In November 2015, he went 87 yards for a score in a loss to the New England Patriots.

Needless to say, Beckham’s career-long grab came in a big spot for his team. The Jets offense could never burst through and the Beckham touchdown run was the icing on the cake. Cleveland will prepare to host the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3.