Odell Beckham Jnr hopes his jaw-dropping, one-handed touchdown catch for the New York Giants on Sunday night isn’t the NFL’s greatest of all time. The rookie believes there are more great catches to come, including some he can make and celebrate.
“I haven’t really seen it yet. I saw it on the replays,” said Beckham, who finished with 10 catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns in the 31-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
“I hope it is not the greatest catch because with time I hope I can make more. It really means nothing. You still go home at the end of the day with a loss, and that’s just not a good feeling.”
The catch lifted a sellout crowd of more than 80,000 fans out of their seats, and it made no difference if they were cheering for the Giants or the Cowboys.
“I have played this game for 10 years,” Giants safety Antrel Rolle said, “and that was the greatest catch I’ve seen.”
Players on both sides could not say enough and fans flooded the internet with comments about Beckham’s catch. “Man I just witnessed the greatest catch ever possibly by Odell Beckham Jnr! WOW!!!!” tweeted LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player.
Beckham’s right hand was fully extended in almost a backstroke motion while his legs were almost perpendicular to the field.
“It’s special,” said the Dallas quarterback Tony Romo. “That one is right there with anything I’ve ever seen.”
Beckham, who practises one-hand catches before every game, agreed it was his best in a game – for now.
It was not enough to stop the Giants losing their sixth straight game, as Romo led a drive after New York took a 28-21 lead on a one-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Adrien Robinson with three minutes left.
Romo threw two touchdown passes to Dez Bryant, the game winner from 13 yards with 1:01 remaining. It capped an 80-yard march in which he was never pressured.Reuse content