Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham frustrated by lack of scoring
The New York Giants have scored a total of 28 points in their first two games and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. isn't quite sure why.
"I feel like there's no way you can't score a touchdown in every quarter, and one somewhere else. It just doesn't seem unrealistic to me," Beckham told reporters Thursday. "I feel personally, I could score two touchdowns every game. I feel like Saquon [Barkley] could score two every game. There are other people on this team who could score every single game. That's over 35 points. It's just a matter of executing it and making it happen, really. But it doesn't seem out of reach for me in my mind, I don't want to win 24-21. I'm trying to win 52-18, whatever they score -- zero. Nobody said it had to be close."
The truth is, though, that the Giants' offense is struggling -- and has been for some time. The Giants haven't scored 30 points since the final game of the Tom Coughlin era, a 35-30 loss to Philadephia to end the 2015 season.
Now, the Giants are 0-2 on the season and will face the winless Houston Texans on the road Sunday.
"I just know, and I guess it's for anybody, if you can make one or two big plays early, your confidence is up. You know that I'm ready for whenever it comes to me again, but if you don't get it, you kind of can't find a rhythm, it's hard. It'll be like a three-point shooter getting in a game and doesn't get to get his shot up. It's hard to find a rhythm, so it's just about finding a rhythm, collectively."
After the game against Jacksonville in Week 1, which the Giants lost 20-15, Beckham said he thought the offense was starting to click. The 20-13 loss to Dallas last Sunday left him with a different feeling.
"It wasn't as close as the first week. They just came out and outplayed us," Beckham said. "Some days, a team comes out and they just play a really good game, and Dallas did that. Not to say we weren't prepared, they just played a better game. Same thing as last week -- 0-2 now, we've got to win. But it's not like the whole season is over if you don't. It's just, you want to win games. We game plan it, we got some good stuff in and we've got to come up with a victory."
On the season so far, Beckham has 15 catches for 162 yards and no touchdowns. During training camp, he signed a five-year contract extension worth $95 million, with $65 million guaranteed.