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Odell Beckham Jr. Boosts Ravens With Insane Sideline Catch

WR Odell Beckham Jr.
WR Odell Beckham Jr.

It wasn't with one hand, but Odell Beckham Jr. made a vintage OBJ catch Sunday for the Ravens.

Against tight coverage, Beckham twisted his body and hauled in Lamar Jackson's deep pass over his head along with right sideline while dragging both feet before going out of bounds.

Beckham made the catch in the second quarter with the Ravens trailing Miami. It set up a 1-yard touchdown plunge by Gus Edwards and the Ravens never trailed from that point on in a 56-19 rout to clinch the AFC North and first-round playoff bye.

"Just make the play. To me, it feels like a routine play that there's no way I shouldn't make [it]," Beckham said. "You have to make the most of your opportunities. There are so many people to feed on this team. [You] never know when it's going to spin to you, so just finding a way to make the most of my opportunities whenever they come."

The catch was so unbelievable that Dolphins Head Coach Mike McDaniel (unsuccessfully) challenged it.

I have to take a look back at it again; I didn't even know why we were reviewing it. I thought it was a for sure [catch]."

It was the most improbable completion of Jackson's career, per Next Gen Stats, with an expected completion probability of 13.3%.

This week, Beckham talked to reporters about his mindset down the stretch and entering the playoffs, saying that it doesn't matter what has happened to this point in the season. It's what happens down the stretch and in the playoffs that matters.

"How do you want to be remembered? [Will you have] legendary moments and things of that matter?" Beckham said.

It's safe to say this was one of those moments. After winning a Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams two years ago, Beckham is looking to go back with the Ravens and finish the game this time.

"This is the best team I've ever been on in my entire life," Beckham said.

That was just the start of the theatrics for the Ravens in the second quarter, and Beckham's teammates outdid him with the one-handed snags.

Roquan Smith intercepted Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with one hand and tight end Isaiah Likely made a one-handed snag on fourth-and-7 and took it 35 yards for a touchdown.

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