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Make the right call: Eli trusts Beckham on 30-yard TD

Each Thursday night, Around The NFL will salute one player or coach for making the right call.

Odell Beckham's 110 receptions and 1,574 yards are the most in NFL history through 15 games. Since making his debut in Week 5 of last season, his 14 receiving touchdowns lead the league.

In a mistake-laden game that only a true football aficionado could enjoy, Giants quarterback Eli Manning made the call of the night by identifying single coverage and giving his transcendent go-to receiver a chance to make a big play in the team's 32-21 win over the Redskins.

Beckham used his rare suddenness to gain separation from Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland, taking a quick outside step before cutting inside to the post.

When Manning uncorked a 30-yard pass, Beckham attacked the ball with his suction-cup hands and used his Michael Jordan-like hang time and mid-air dexterity to win at the catch point.

The Redskins had Beckham bottled up for most of the game, sending bracket coverage his way to force Manning into targeting the Giants' speed-challenged tight ends and running backs.

Trusting Beckham to make a play, Manning staked his team to a 25-6 lead that was too much for the Redskins to overcome on an off night for Kirk Cousins.

Even better, that Manning-to-Beckham connection provided one of the few thrills in an uninspiring football contest.

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