Beckham's two touchdowns guide Giants past Dolphins

Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:50am EST
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(The Sports Xchange) - New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had a stomach flu in recent days.

On Monday night, he made the Miami Dolphins sick, scoring the game-tying and game-winning touchdowns, finishing with seven catches for a season-high 166 yards.

Beckham was the main target for quarterback Eli Manning, who passed for four touchdowns to lead the Giants past the Dolphins 31-24 at Sun Life Stadium.

"I wasn't going to be able to make it through the game," Beckham said of how he was feeling. "I could see both my calves cramping and my quads, (too)."

Seeing that, Beckham ran into the locker room early in the third quarter, received two bags of intravenous fluid, then came back to dominate the second half.

Manning completed 27 of 31 passes for 337 yards and did not throw an interception, helping the Giants (6-7) pull into a three-way tie for first place in the NFC East along with the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins.

The game-winning touchdown was an 84-yarder to Beckham with 11:13 left in the fourth quarter.

"A little double move," Manning said of the play. "The safety (Reshad Jones) was getting low and got Odell on a slant. We hadn't practiced it in a while, but we talked about it earlier today that it might come up.

"Sure enough, we got the coverage we wanted. I was thinking it would be a big play, but I didn't think it would be that open."   Continued...

Dec 14, 2015; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr (13) hugs Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry (14) after the Giants defeated the dolphins 31-24 at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Innerarity-USA TODAY Sports