Giants WR Beckham active, set for season debut

Nick Sanchez
September 20, 2017

Trailing 17-7 in the third quarter, the Giants lined up to go for it on 4th-and-goal from the 2-yard line.

Why didn't McAdoo call a timeout? "I mean, there's some great receivers, Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr. - you've got some really great receivers - but this No. 11 down in Atlanta, he's an alien. It's important to them", Manning said.

Last season, quarterback Matthew Stafford saved them from another lost year, recording a league-record eight fourth-quarter comebacks to fashion a 9-7 season for a team that trailed in the fourth quarter 15 times in 16 games. "Can't afford it right there".

McAdoo has not hesitated to take shots at Manning on a pretty consistent basis. And Eli Manning is as mistake-prone as ever, except he's 36 years old now and nearly certainly is not putting the same mustard on the ball like he used to.

Although disastrous as a unit, there are still a few gems left on the line, including guard Justin Pugh and center Weston Richburg. Taking emotion out of it, the line looks either just right or too heavy in the Falcons favor.

The meeting with the Falcons went down as a sure loss when playing the "schedule game" as soon as the schedule was released last April but now that the week of the game is here, it is looking like it will be a competitive game. "Once it hits zero they (the officials) look at the ball and look at the clock, usually it has to tick once it hits zero to get the ball snapped".

The Giants played the game without two key defensive starters.

"If you get tackled by a punter you can't be returning back there, so I didn't want to let that happen".

There was no courtesy tick this time.

Detroit's placekicker, Matt Prater, has now made 12 straight field goals from 50 yards or more. All the only real upgrade the front office made in the offseason was to sign 33-year-old wide receiver Brandon Marshall. With the opening of the $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, as well as the monetary commitments for sponsorships at the stadium, the franchise has increased 16 percent in value from previous year. Sporting gold headphones and gold cleats, Beckham showed off crisp agility, change of direction and leaping ability as he ran routes and hauled in passes from quarterback Eli Manning. No matter what the Lions did, they simply could not get the run game going, though it may look like they did when you look at the final stats.

We all know Stafford has a strong arm, but what we're seeing recently is his ability to put more touch on his passes.

Manning only threw one interception, but it was so bad, anybody could plainly see it was destined to get picked off the moment the ball left his hand.

"That was tough", Pugh said.

"It was a flawless pass and I beat the guy", he said. We know what kind of team we have, and obviously know that we have to earn that - we have to earn the right for people to call us a good football team.

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