Tennessee had no answer for either player. Beckham was brilliant once again and Williams' grit and guile was too much for the beleaguered Titans' defense.
Williams rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries and Beckham had 130 receiving yards and a touchdown on 11 catches. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it’s the first time in Giants history the team had rookies with 100 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards in the same game.
Beckham has at least 90 receiving yards in each of the previous five games, and is the first rookie in NFL history to record at least 90 receiving yards in six consecutive games.
His 11 receptions against the Titans were the highest total ever by a Giants rookie wide receiver and is tied for second among all of the franchise’s first-year players. Tight end Mark Bavaro set the record with 12 catches at Cincinnati Oct. 13, 1985. Another tight end, Jeremy Shockey, had 11 receptions vs. Washington on Nov. 17, 2002.
It the 15th time in Giants history a player caught at least 11 passes in a game. WR Victor Cruz was the last to do it, on Sept. 16, 2012 vs. Tampa Bay. The 100-yard receiving game was Beckham’s fourth of the season, a Giants rookie record, surpassing the mark set by TE Byron Williams in 1983.
Beckham now has 723 receiving yards in his past six games and joined Bill Groman (1960) as the only rookies in NFL history with at least 700 receiving yards in a six-game span.
Williams had his best game in Blue. He scored on a 50-yard touchdown run and his 131 rushing yards was the highest total by a Giants rookie since Ahmad Bradshaw ran for 151 yards at Buffalo on Dec, 23, 2007.
He is the first rookie with a 100-yard game and the first Giant with a touchdown run of at least 50 yards since Dec. 9, 2012, when David Wilson rushed for 100 yards, including a 52-yard score. He also owns the team's second-longest TD run this season, a 23-yarder.
Overall Grade: A: The future looks bright, doesn't it?
QB: Outside of the pick, Eli was fairly sharp, but he missed on some big opportunities. Had Beckham managed to reel in that pass in double coverage in the end zone, his day would have been a monster on the stat sheets. He played with little interference from the Titans and took more chances because he had more time to throw. Lose the fade play in the end zone, please, it's becoming a joke. Grade: B
RB: Why the Giants let Rashad Jennings play at all on the bad ankle is beyond me. Williams was too much by himself, so Jennings wasn't needed. Excellent game from Williams, and hopefully one for him to build on. Grade: A
TE: The Giants are not going to give up on Larry Donnell (4 rec on 7 targets), so get used to him. He is frustrating to watch, especially in the end zone. Grade: B
WR: Beckham has become an attraction so great, he's overshadowing the dumpster-fire of a season the Giants are going through. The kid has been so phenomenal, one forgets this is a team that has Victor Cruz on it's roster. What happens when Cruz comes back next year? In addition to catching passes, he ran one play, returned punts and even threw a long pass that fell incomplete. Preston Parker was money again (5-5 for 60 yards) while Rueben Randle (1 rec, 9 yards) continues to fade into the background. Grade: A+
OL: The five that has played the most reps together this season (LT Will Beatty, LG Weston Richburg, C JD Walton, RG John Jerry and RT Justin Pugh) played the majority of the snaps allowing no sacks, five QB hits and the running game percolated to the tune of 4.7 YPC. The competition was subpar, but it was still a strong outing. Grade: A