Best NFL touchdown ever
The NFL has discovered a new star called Beckham: Odell Beckham Jr. wide receiver for the New York Giants. His one handed catch may be the lone bright spot in what has been a dismal 2014 season for the Giants. NBC’s Cris Collinsworth declared live on air: “You have to be kidding me, that is impossible!” It was uncomfortable because it so clearly was the greatest catch ever seen. To catch a 50-yard pass with only three fingers, falling down, for a touchdown… It didn’t seem physically possible. Beckham did not cradle the ball in with one hand; he caught the ball right out of the air… with three fingers. Beckham is proving to be a player of the future. Drafted 12th by the Giants this year, the wide receiver has only started six games this season, missing most of the first half through injury. He has quickly made up for lost time however, recording over 600 yards receiving and five touchdowns since.His speed is unquestionable but at just 5ft 11in, the leaps he can pull off are all the more impressive. With the Giants season virtually over, Beckham represents an exciting future for the team’s offence, a player whose talents just might save Eli Manning from being relegated to the sidelines. Now that the NFL regular season is over halfway complete teams are starting to distinguish whether or not they will be in the playoffs, this though does mean they are a legitimate contenders to win the Super Bowl. Lets take a look at some of the contenders:In week four, nearly everyone was writing off the Patriots and declaring that the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era was finally over, but they have done it again and the Patriots are in the driver’s seat for the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Brady is once again making a good case for MVP having passed for nearly 3,000 yards and 26 touchdowns. So convincing and absolute are the Patriots victories that their offence should clearly be considered one of, if not, the best in league. Since their loss to Kansas City, only one team has finished the game within one score of the Patriots and that was not Peyton Manning with the Broncos or Andrew Luck with the Colts.
The Kansas City Chiefs know how to play a style of game that translates well to the playoffs. Tough defence, solid running game, and a quarterback that makes minimal mistakes. Although it looks like they will be a wild card team, the Chiefs are a team that can go on the road and win a game to get them to the divisional round. The Chiefs are actually one of the biggest threats to the Patriots in the AFC as of now. Who would have picked the Arizona Cardinals as a team that could potentially have a home field advantage in not only the playoffs, but also the Super Bowl? Bruce Arians has led his team past injuries, adversity and arguably one of the best divisions in football to be looking like a sure-fire first round bye playoff team in the NFC. They thrive by playing smart football with a defence that is one of the NFL’s best in stuffing the run and an offense that minimizes its mistakes. If Arizona can get the No. 1 seed in the NFC, we might see one of the first times a team plays in its home stadium for the Super Bowl.
The Detroit Lions always are one of the most talented teams on paper, but this year they’re living up to their roster. Although they might have to enter the playoffs as a wild card team, they have the tools necessary to win in the playoffs. They have arguably the best defensive line in the NFL and have been fantastic in stopping the run. Oh, and don’t forget they have one of the NF’s best players in Calvin Johnson on offense. It would not be surprising at all to see the Lions in the NFC Championship game this year.