The Baltimore Ravens played a football game on Sunday, destroyed one of the better teams in the NFL by beating Seattle 37–3, moved on to a 7-2 record, and simply became the best team in the NFL, full stop.
A player with not one, not two, but three (!) reasons for celebration on Baltimore's side was veteran wide receiver Odell Beckham, who turned 31 years old on Sunday and found the best ways to celebrate his birthday: winning a game, catching five passes, and scoring his first touchdown since 2022.
Sunday's was OBJ's first touchdown catch in 21 months after he last grabbed one while playing in the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams, all the way back on Feb. 13, 2022.
It was a long wait, mind you, with Beckham not grabbing a scoring pass for the first half of the 2023 season and not even until the fourth quarter of the Ravens' 37–3 victory against the Seattle Seahawks.
Then and there, with Lamar Jackson already on the bench as the Ravens were simply too good for Seattle, Beckham secured a 6-yard grab tossed by backup quarterback Tyler Huntley in the end zone.
Beckham racked up a season-high five catches for 56 yards in Week 9, and after the game, he acknowledged the difficulties he has faced since he last scored that touchdown in 2022, mostly because of his lengthy rehab.
Earlier in the week, Beckham had already let everybody know about his dissatisfaction with his production in Baltimore, acknowledging "I’m obviously not where I want to be." That followed a game against the Cardinals where he went without a catch, something that had not happened to him since 2020.
The three-time Pro Bowler put on his usual superstar cape on Sunday did what we always knew OBJ was capable of, and shut some mouths. Here's hoping Beckham keeps doing his thing for the remainder of the season.