Beck­ham’s ca­reer day, late TD lead Giants

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - By Tom Cana­van The Associated Press

A banged-up Odell Beck­ham Jr. turned a short fourth-and-1 pass into a win­ning 66-yard catch and run with 1:24 to play Sun­day as the New York Giants snapped a three-game los­ing streak with a stun­ning 27-23 victory over the hurt­ing Bal­ti­more Ravens.

The win was the 700th in fran­chise his­tory. Beck­ham gave it to the Giants with a ca­reer day de­spite go­ing to the locker room with a hip pointer in the sec­ond quar­ter. Beck­ham re­turned be­fore the half and made the Giants (3-3) a win­ner with a spec­tac­u­lar sec­ond half. It fea­tured a 75-yard touch­down catch and a 43-yard re­cep­tion that set up one of Josh Brown’s two field goals.

The Ravens (3-3) lost their third straight.

Beck­ham fin­ished with eight catches for 222 yards. His late hero­ics saved the Giants, who were on the verge of a fourth straight loss af­ter Ter­rance West scored on a 2-yard run with a 2:04 to play, giv­ing the Ravens a short-lived 23-20 lead.

West’s sec­ond short touch­down run came three plays af­ter Do­minique Rodgers-Cro­mar­tie was flagged for a ques­tion­able pass in­ter­fer­ence at the New York 8. He had in­side po­si­tion on Bre­shad Per­ri­man on a long pass from Joe Flacco and the Ravens re­ceiver seemed to com­mit of­fen­sive in­ter­fer­ence.

Flacco (26 of 48 for 307 yards) drove the Ravens to the Giants 24 in the wan­ing sec­onds thanks to a shaky fourth-down rough­ing-the-passer call. But his fi­nal pass was knocked down in the end zone.

New York’s de­fense also stopped the Ravens on a fourth­down in­side the 1 ear­lier in the quar­ter.

Man­ning (32 of 46 for 403 yards) also a threw 24-yard touch­down pass to Roger Lewis Jr. Brown had field goals of 21 and 31 yards.

Justin Tucker kicked field goals of 23, 39 and 35 yards in Marty Morn­hin­weg’s first game

as Bal­ti­more of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor.


Be­fore the game, the Giants held a mo­ment of si­lence for former Jets de­fen­sive end Den­nis Byrd. The 50-year-old Byrd, who walked again af­ter be­ing par­a­lyzed in a game, was killed in an au­to­mo­bile ac­ci­dent Satur­day. The Giants and Jets have played in the same fa­cil­ity for more than three decades.


The Ravens came into the game with­out five starters: WR Steve Smith Sr., T Ron­nie Stan­ley, G Mar­shal Yanda, Re­turner Devin Hester Sr. and LB C.J. Mosley. CB Jimmy Smith did not play in the sec­ond half be­cause of a con­cus­sion.


Fans were de­layed get­ting into MetLife Sta­dium be­cause of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into a fa­tal ac­ci­dent that hap­pened around 3:30 a.m. on the ma­jor road next to the fa­cil­ity. It was not cleared un­til roughly two hours be­fore game time.


In a sched­ul­ing odd­ity, the Ravens are back at MetLife Sta­dium to play the Jets next Sun­day.

The Giants head to Lon­don, where they will be the vis­i­tors against the Rams in an early game on Sun­day, with a 9:30 a.m. EDT kick­off.


New York Giants wide re­ceiver Odell Beck­ham (13) runs away form Bal­ti­more Ravens’ An­thony Levine (41), Lar­dar­ius Webb (21) and Will Davis (31) for a touch­down dur­ing the sec­ond half of an NFL foot­ball game Sun­day in East Ruther­ford, N.J.


New York Giants out­side line­backer Mark Her­zlich (94) and Jonathan Casil­las (52) stop Bal­ti­more Ravens’ Ter­rance West (28) on fourth down near the goal line dur­ing the sec­ond half of an NFL foot­ball game, Sun­day in East Ruther­ford, N.J.

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