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Eli Manning Surpasses Boomer Esiason on All-Time Touchdown List in Giants’ Loss to Cowboys

November 24th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
By Doug Rush

Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason thought the New York Giants should have benched Eli Manning after his outing last Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers in which Manning threw five costly interceptions in a 16-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Manning didn't get benched, and in fact, surpassed Boomer on Sunday when his three-yard touchdown pass to Odell Beckham Jr. put him in sole possession of 16th place on the all-time career touchdown list when he threw his 248th touchdown of his career, which surpassed Esiason's 247 career touchdowns.

No wonder Esiason wanted Manning benched going forward, huh? Manning then proceeded to tack on two more touchdowns in the Giants 31-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys; the two touchdown passes now put the Giants quarterback at 250 career touchdown passes for his career. Next up for Manning is 15th place, which is former New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Drew Bledsoe with 251.

Following Bledsoe is Dan Fouts at 14 with 254 and then Sonny Jurgensen at 13 with 255 and then Dave Krieg at 12 with 261. In his next game against the Jacksonville Jaguars this coming Sunday, Manning could surpass Bledsoe and within the next two games, could catch or surpass both Fouts and Jurgensen.

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Odell Beckham Jr. Memes are Currently Dominating the Internet

November 24th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
By Dan Benton

The Internet never wastes a moment when an opportunity comes along for a good meme (or a few hundred), and Sunday night was no exception. Within minutes of New York Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. hauling in what was, perhaps, the greatest football catch of all time, social media exploded with memes of all variations. Within minutes there were over 785,000 tweets — some 51,000 per minute at one point.

Here's a quick look at some of the very best.

Once again, many more after the jump.

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New York Giants Coaches, Teammates React to Odell Beckham Jr.’s Incredible Catch

November 24th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Dan Benton

When New York Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. hauled in his one-handed touchdown grab on Sunday night, the entire sports world seemed to react. Everyone from LeBron James to Bryce Harper and Michael Irvin to Andre Reed chimed in, but for those who saw it from the field and/or sidelines, it was extra special.

Despite watching Beckham Jr. haul in one-handed catches every day in practice and during warmups, actually doing it in a primetime game brought his talent (and the hype) to an entirely new level. And despite the loss, his coaches and teammates found a few moments after the game to offer up some well-deserved kudos.

"He’s got a gift, there’s no doubt. I’ve seen him make a lot of one-handed catches, to be honest with you. But none falling down like that, going away and being able to snatch the ball like that and then stay in bounds after being fouled. That was quite a thing, too. It gave us a great spark and it does that when people make plays like that. It excites the sideline and the team gets excited about it and we were," head coach Tom Coughlin said.

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Athlete’s from Across the Country React in Awe to “The Catch” by Odell Beckham Jr.

November 24th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
By Dan Benton

If you had never seen anything like it before, don't feel bad … you weren't alone. When New York Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. came down with his three-fingered grab that looked like a scene out of The Matrix, the Internet exploded. People from all walks of life took to Twitter in awe of that they had just seen — many of them from the four major American sports.

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New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. Makes One of the Best Catches in NFL History: Video

November 24th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
By Dan Benton

For the sixth straight week, there was very little to be excited about for the New York Giants. Of course, the exception to that comes by way of rookie wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr., who made, perhaps, the greatest catch in NFL history — a play we'll be hearing about and watching for many years to come. There's really nothing else to say about it. Just sit back and enjoy.

The ever-humble Beckham Jr. praised quarterback Eli Manning for a "perfect spiral" after the game, but went on to say he hopes it's not viewed as the greatest catch of all-time and that it means nothing because, ultimately, the team lost.

"I haven’t really seen it yet, aside from the replays. I hope it’s not the greatest catch of all time. I hope I can make more. It really means nothing without a win. We still go home at the end of the day with a loss. That’s not fulfilling," Beckham Jr. said. "I guess I have to thank my mom for the long fingers. Her hands are maybe half an inch shorter than mine. I know I felt it on those three fingers and tried my best to pull it in."

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