It took Odell Beckham Jr. a minute to get going, but he's more than riding a hot hand as the weather has gone colder. Make last night's TNF a breakout game from OBJ who failed to score a touchdown but broke the 100-yard barrier.
In a standout performance on Thursday Night Football against the Cincinnati Bengals (34-20 W), Odell Beckham Jr. put up reminiscent of his prime years.
The veteran receiver logged his first 100-yard regular-season game since Week 6 in 2019, marking a return to his prime days for the first time since he suffered a horrible injury nearly two years ago.
After the game, however, Beckham highlighted his need for some rest after the late three-game homestand that Baltimore just wrapped up on TNF. "I'm going to need it."
OBJ secured four receptions for 116 yards before being sidelined due to injury, suffered on a tackle by murderous linebacker Logan Wilson, who surely came to play with a single thing in mind: injuring some Ravens players (note: he succeeded at it by injuring OBJ, Lamar, and Mark Andrews).
This season, Beckham has appeared in eight games getting 20 receptions, 258 yards, and two touchdowns.
Despite being out-snapped by Rashod Bateman for a second consecutive week, Beckham remained Jackson's favorite target (outside of Zay Flowers and Mark Andrews), leading the Ravens in targets, receptions, and yards during the game.
Beckham aggravated a pre-existing shoulder injury in the fourth quarter following a reception on a 51-yard pass from Lamar Jackson. Once he caught the pass, OBJ was tackled by Bengals LB Logan Wilson forcing Beckham to leave the field.
OBJ headed to the X-Ray room, becoming the third Ravens player to seek medical attention due to Wilson's nonsensical outing--Wilson had earlier injured Jackson and Mark Andrews, remember.
While the full extent of Beckham's injury remains uncertain, he was deemed questionable to return and after the game he and Harbaugh said that they are not overly worried about it, even less with more than a week between TNF and the Ravens next game on Nov. 26.