East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – Odell Beckham Jr.’s first career
touchdown catch highlighted a second-half surge that propelled the New York
Giants to a 30-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium.
Beckham’s 15-yard grab of an Eli Manning fade attempt with 10:02 to play was
part of a 20-point swing that brought New York (3-2) back from a 20-10 third-
quarter deficit to post its third consecutive win.
Fellow rookie Andre Williams added a touchdown run during the rally, while
Manning connected with Rueben Randle for a scoring strike earlier and finished
with 200 passing yards and no turnovers on a 19-of-30 completion rate.
Beckham, the Giants’ first-round pick of the 2014 draft who sat out the first
four games with a hamstring injury, had 44 yards on four receptions in his
debut. Williams, pressed into an extended role when Rashad Jennings sprained
his left knee in the third quarter, totaled 65 yards on 20 carries.
Julio Jones hauled in 11 Matt Ryan passes for 105 yards and Antone Smith had a
74-yard touchdown catch for Atlanta (2-3), but the Falcons’ offense went cold
down the stretch en route to the club’s 10th loss in its last 11 on the road.
Ryan ended 29-of-45 for 316 yards with one touchdown and an interception.