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Giants Q&A: Odell Beckham Jr., kicking net to tie the knot

Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants

Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants kneels in front of the kicking net after scoring the go-ahead touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter during their game at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 16, 2016 in East Rutherford, N.J. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Al Bello

Big day for Odell Beckham Jr.?

You don’t know the half of it. Not only did he break out with two touchdowns and 222 receiving yards but he and the kicking net announced their engagement. Yes, that’s right. Beckham and the net are betrothed.

“Our relationship is growing,” he said. “I thought we might as well make it serious. I proposed, she said yes. Me and the net are going to get married sometime soon. Hopefully it all works out. I’m 23. I don’t know much about marriage, but she seems like a pretty good gal.”

Beckham and the net have had a very public courtship in recent weeks. In Week 3 against Washington he swung his helmet at it in frustration and it hit him back, leaving a mark under his right eye. Last week, after scoring his first touchdown, he sprinted to the sideline and “hugged it out” with the net. Sunday, following his 75-yard score in the third quarter, he lay down on the sideline and pulled the net on top of himself. After his 66-yard game-winner, he took a knee and popped the question.

What will their kids look like?

“Blond nettish,” Beckham said. When Deion Sanders jokingly told Beckham during an NFL Network postgame interview that the net was already expecting a child, Beckham answered back: “Hey, tell her, don’t put me on child support. I’m just playing.”

Is “Dreamchasers” by Meek Mill the Giants’ song this year?

If they keep winning it might be. Before the game, before Ben McAdoo addressed the team, almost the entire squad was singing along and dancing to that track.

“I had never seen a locker room so one,” guard Justin Pugh said of the experience. “Everyone was coming together. I just knew today we were going to win, we were going to battle.”

And when the Ravens took an early 10-0 lead?

“I was like ‘[Dang],’ ” Pugh said. “From what I saw in the locker room I thought we were going to go out and crush them. But we came back and fought tough.”

LB Jonathan Casillas also pointed to the locker room dance floor as a sign of galvanizing the team.

“We’re trying to get to the family point,” he said. “We’re still working on it, still progressing, we’re still getting there. But we continue to build on that and play complimentary football we’re going to be fine.”

When was MetLife Stadium at its loudest?

All of the players said after the pass iterference call against Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

“I guess the fans were upset,” Pugh said, noting that he’d never heard his home stadium so revved up. And while Pugh declined to address the call itself — “I’m not getting fined 15 grand,” he said — others had a harder time holding their tongues.

“Anger. Resentment. Trying to figure out where was the pass interference on that specific play,” Victor Cruz said of the crowd’s reaction to the call.

“I think it was a horrible call,” a blunt Casillas said. “Questionable is being generous.”

It wasn’t only the Giants who thought so. FOX rules analyst Mike Periera said it was the wrong call on Twitter. “Official almost seemed to confuse offense and defense,” he wrote.

Why was Roger Lewis Jr. even in the game to catch his first career touchdown?

The undrafted rookie had a uniform because he provides more special teams options than fellow receiver Tavarres King, who was inactive. He normally wouldn’t have seen many offensive snaps but Beckham had to leave the game briefly to receive treatment for his hip injury.

“It was time to go score, time to go make a play,” he said. “I didn’t know what was going on with [Beckham], but it was just time for me to make a play and coach told me to go get it.”

Lewis had beaten cornerback Tavon Young off the line of scrimmage earlier in the drive but Eli Manning did not look in his direction. When he did it a second time, Manning delivered the touchdown.


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