New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – New York Giants wide receiver Odell
Beckham Jr. and San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland have been chosen
as the NFL’s Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Month for November.
Beckham topped all NFL players with 593 receiving yards in November, while his
38 catches for the month were the second-most in the league. The dynamic
wideout eclipsed the 100-yard mark three times over that stretch and became
the first rookie in NFL history to record 90 or more receiving yards in five
games for a single month.
The 2014 first-round pick’s outstanding month was highlighted by a 10-catch,
146-yard, two-touchdown performance against Dallas on Nov. 23, in which
Beckham produced one of the season’s most unforgettable plays by making a one-
handed 43-yard grab for a touchdown.
Borland led the entire NFL with 70 tackles, 10 of which went for a loss, and
added two interceptions as well as a fumble recovery in overtime that set up
the winning kick in a Week 10 victory at New Orleans. The Wisconsin product
was named the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Week for a 12-tackle, two-
interception effort against the Giants in Week 11.