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Beckham 'looking forward' to visiting Revis Island

Giants wideout Odell Beckham Jr. wasn't on the field for last year's magical Snoopy Bowl.

Neither was Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, who was tucked away in New England at the time and also missed the NFL's annual New York vs. New York preseason showdown.

They'll both play Saturday night and presumably duel each other for much of the first half, which has ODB looking forward to the encounter.

"Why would you not want to go against the best in the league, the Patrick Petersons, the (Richard) Shermans, Revis, Joe Haden," Beckham said, per Tom Rock of Newsday. "That's what you come here to do ... put yourself in the best position possible to go against the best, and he's clearly one of the best. It should be a tough challenge but I'm looking forward to going out there to compete."

Beckham called Revis "a good dude, a very good person," after the two hung out during the wideout's whirlwind, fame-bathed offseason.

Widely seen as the best receiver from a once-in-a-generation class of rookie pass-catchers, Beckham has been held without a catch over two straight preseason tilts. That's hardly a concern -- he's going to fry teams this season -- but how fitting if that first grab comes against Revis?

Snoopy Bowl 2015: Come for the wild, flowing ginger beard of Ryan Fitzpatrick; stay for Gotham's two biggest football stars clashing in an otherwise meaningless tiff.

The latest Around The NFL Podcast discusses Jordy Nelson's knee injury and gives its winners and losers from Week 2 of the preseason.

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