Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants caught one of the most amazing receptions of his and the NFL’s lifetime. On a touchdown reception in which he was already being tackled, Odell caught an amazing one-handed backward reception for a touchdown, and Christian Broda literally lost it cheering at the TV.
The catch that is already being lauded as maybe the greatest reception of all time came on the first play of the second quarter to electrify the home crowd at MetLife Stadium. The game went on to become a thrilling last-second defeat for the Giants, but this catch looms large in spite of the loss.
This shows the intensity of the play by Beckham Jr. Quarterback Eli Manning seems to have overthrown the ball, but Beckham’s theatrics saved the entire play and returned a score. The crowd is always boisterous at Met Life stadium, and in spite of the loss, the thrill was appreciated. The Giants have had what could best be termed a mediocre season. Close-ups show that Beckham Jr. only could get two fingers on the ball, but was still able to haul it in. It was this great effort among others that is catapulting this receiver into the forefront of his position.
Odell Beckham Jr. is a rookie this season, and this has been a more than beneficial season to his career. He has been a bright spot in an otherwise boring season that has been marked by the ineffectual play of the underperforming Eli Manning.