Wow and double wow.
Odell Beckham Jr. had two more amazing touchdowns during the New York Giants' 31-24 win over the Miami Dolphins on Monday: the first, a tiptoe grab along the sideline; the second, a catch-and-sprint after an on-the-money throw from Eli Manning.
The game winner
The go-ahead score was Beckham’s second touchdown of the game -- an 84-yard play -- and 24th in 25 career games.
The Elias Sports Bureau notes that Beckham has the second-most touchdown receptions of any player in their first 25 games. The only one with more is Bill Groman, who had 27 in his first two seasons with the Houston Oilers in 1960 and 1961.
Beckham secured his third reception of 80 or more yards (all touchdowns) on Monday night. Beckham and Martavis Bryant are the only players with three such receptions over the past two seasons.
Beckham’s 24 touchdown receptions since Week 5 of last season are five more than the player with the next-most (Rob Gronkowski, at 19) and nine more than his leading competitors at the wide receiver position (Antonio Brown and Dez Bryant, with 15).
Manning’s pass traveled 30 yards beyond the line of scrimmage, and Beckham did the rest after catching it. Beckham had a pair of catches on throws that long. He entered the game with only two such receptions.
The game-tying grab
Beckham made an incredible grab -- one that required replay to confirm -- for his first touchdown reception of the game. The six-yard score tied the game late in the third quarter.
Beckham has 13 receptions on balls thrown into the end zone, most of any player since his debut in Week 5 of 2014.
This particular one was a low-percentage play made into a high-percentage catch by Beckham.
Quarterbacks who throw passes outside the numbers on the right side of the field have completed 44 percent of them -- scoring or not -- when the line of scrimmage was the opponent's 4-, 5- or 6-yard line (based on video review of the past 10 seasons).
Manning entered the game 10-of-29 (34 percent) on such throws in the past 10 seasons.
Even so, this was a night in which Manning seemed to have the magic touch. He is the fifth different quarterback to have a game with 300 passing yards, four touchdowns, no interceptions and an 85 percent completion percentage since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 -- and the first since Tom Brady against the Bears last season.