Odell Beckham Jr.’s 222 receiving yards and two touchdowns against the Ravens on Sunday earned him NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
He is the first Giants wide receiver to receive that designation since Hakeem Nicks in 2012.
While a good deal of attention was paid to Beckham’s sideshow, his on-field performance was historic.
Beckham’s 222 yards were the second highest in franchise history, behind Del Shofner’s 269 against Washington on Oct. 28, 1962.
He became the first Giants receiver with two TD catches of 66 or more yards in a game since Homer Jones did it on Sept. 11, 1966, with catches of 75 and 99 yards. He is the first Giants receiver with two second-half TD receptions of 60 or more yards since Gene “Choo-Choo” Roberts had catches of 62 and 85 yards on Oct. 23, 1949.
His game-winning touchdown, a 66-yarder, was the longest play by any NFL team on fourth-and-1 since Dec. 28, 2003, when the Steelers gained 81 yards against the Ravens, but that came on a fake punt not a true offensive snap.
Beckham had six catches for 211 yards and two touchdowns in the second half of the Ravens game. Before Beckham, the last player with 200 or more receiving yards and at least two touchdowns in the second half of a game was Baltimore’s Qadry Ismail on Dec. 12, 1999. The Elias Sports Bureau doesn’t have a record for most receiving yards in the second half of a game, but Beckham’s 211 were the most in a second half since Miami’s Irving Fryar had 211 as well on Sept. 4, 1994.
Beckham’s 17 career 100-yard receiving games include 10 games of 140 or more yards, which ties him with Atlanta’s Julio Jones for first among all players since Beckham entered the league in 2014. His 10 career games with 140-plus receiving yards are the most ever by a player in his first three NFL seasons (Randy Moss had seven).
Beckham has nine career touchdown receptions of 50 or more yards, eight of 60 or more yards, and five of 70 or more yards. All three numbers rank first in the NFL since the start of the 2014 season, Beckham’s rookie year.
Beckham’s eight touchdown receptions of 60 or more yards is second-most by an NFL player through his first three seasons, behind Harlon Hill (10).