Eli Manning’s streak will continue. Will Odell Beckham Jr.’s?
That’s the question today as the Giants host Washington. While Manning will make his 165th straight regular-season start after spending some time on the injury report with a back problem this week, Beckham is looking to continue his number-accumulating ways.
Most notably, Beckham needs 90 or more receiving yards today to continue his streak to seven straight games and bring him within two of the NFL’s all-time record set by Michael Irvin in 1995. Beckham can tie that record if he has 90 or more yards in every remaining game this season. A 100-yard receiving day would extend his own Giants rookie record to four this season.
Since Week 9, Beckham leads all NFL receivers with 723 yards and 49 receptions.
If Beckham can rack up 204 receiving yards today, he will have the highest receiving yardage total by a rookie in a six-game span in NFL history. Bill Groman of the Houston Oilers holds the record with 770 in 1960. Beckham has 723 in his last six games, but the first game of that streak was his 156 yards against the Colts (a career high). So to break that record, he needs the same 156 from the Colts game, the 47-yard difference between he and Groman, and another yard to break the mark.
Beckham is averaging 8 catches and 120 yards per game in the last six games.
As for the inactives, the Giants will be without LB Jacquian Williams and T James Brewer (concussions) as well as CB Jayron Hosley, LB James Davidson, RB Chris Ogbonnaya and G Eric Herman. Remember, the Giants have just 52 men on their 53-man roster, so only six inactive players.
For Washington, WR DeSean Jackson is active after being given a 50-50 chance of playing (sorry, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who was hoping for a break from his former Philly teammate). QB Kirk Cousins is inactive along with RB Roy Helu, S Brandon Meriweather, LB Keenan Robinson, G Josh LeRibeus, WR Leonard Hankerson and DE Jason Hatcher.