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Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. says second-half goals to win eight games, make playoffs

Odell Beckham Jr., Giants

The expectations were really not that high for the New York Giants coming into the season but it’s safe to say that few people expected them to be this bad especially with the talent that the team has.

They are currently 1-7 which is dead last in their division. Quarterback Eli Manning has looked like a shell of his self and has been part of trade rumors all season. The offensive line has somehow looked even worse than they have been in previous years.

One of the bright spots for them, however, has been the play of Odell Beckham Jr. who despite only having two touchdowns to boot, is top six in both receptions and receiving yards.

When Beckham was asked what his expectations are for the second half of the season, he seemed pretty optimistic and still set the bar high for his team.

“Win eight games,” Beckham said per Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News. “Go 9-7 and get in the playoffs.”

Beckham said he intends to do his part and wants to take more plays to the house. He had only two TD catches in the first half of the season.

Realistically speaking, the Giants will probably not make the playoffs if they continue they way they’ve been playing to this point. And even if they do turn it around, they might have already dug themselves in too deep of a hole to win the division.

Although, OBJ and the Giants do have a very good chance of picking up at least a couple more wins as they face the equally struggling 49ers and the Buccaneers in the two weeks immediately following their bye.