The Philadelphia Eagles renew acquaintances with Odell Beckham Jr. in Cleveland on November 22nd.
As the Cleveland Browns move on from a very brief Freddie Kitchens era (who’s now the New York Giants’ tight ends coach by the way) and as their third-year quarterback Baker Mayfield finishes up a very large helping of humble pie, the Eagles and Browns are set to meet in Week 11 of the coming season for the first time since Carson Wentz threw that beautiful rainbow to Nelson Agholor in Week 1 of 2016.
Much has changed since then. Among other things, the Browns quarterback on that day was Robert Griffin III, and the Eagles were starting Ron Brooks and Leodis McKelvin at cornerback. Something else that stands out was Browns star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. still played for the Giants.
Philly didn’t miss seeing him twice a year at all last season, but as fate would have it, his team lands on Philly’s schedule again in 2020. In nine career games versus the “Birds”, OBJ’s teams have gone 1-8, but “OBJ” has racked up 61 receptions, 732 yards receiving and six touchdowns. Don’t let an off-year by Beckham’s standards fool you. He’s still a threat to score from anywhere on the field.
OBJ’s regular-season stats in 2019: 16 games, 15 starts, 133 targets, 74 receptions, 1,035 receiving yards, 44 first downs, four touchdowns