Watch: Odell Beckham Jr. Can’t Help But Smile At Antonio Brown’s TD

It’s rare that a player will smile and clap at the opposing team’s touchdown. But it’s also rare for two guys of different teams to be hanging out the night before a game. So it makes sense that when Antonio Brown defied the laws of gravity – again – Odell Beckham Jr. couldn’t help but give him props.

Brown didn’t have a monster game statistically but caught a touchdown in this game, his league-leading 11th. And it was as impressive as any in his spectacular career.

As Fox went to commercial, they cut to a shot of Beckham Jr. reacting to the play. And all he could do was smile and clap at the ridiculous way Brown caught that contested pass and came down in bounds, his elbow hitting grass just before his body rolled out of the end zone.

Beckham Jr. did finish the day with more receptions and yards but some of that came in garbage time on the New York Giants’ final drive. The Steelers shut him out in the first half, with Ross Cockrell shadowing him, and he wasn’t the big play threat he’s been throughout the entire season.

I think it’s fair to say Brown won this matchup.

And the Pittsburgh Steelers, the game.

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  • CodeNameJerk

    definitely a cool moment

  • jsteeler

    OBJ respects AB. They were hanging out on the field together before the game and work out together in the offseason. I admire the Camaraderie. True Professional Divas!

  • jsteeler

    AB is a complete receiver. The Best. Damn, I love watching him compete.

  • Taylor Williams

    Ross cockrell has been doing well. Glad we got rid of Blake, I fear Tomlin would’ve benched Ross for Blake.

  • Johnny Galloola

    I don’t understand how that catch is ruled in bounds. His arm above his elbow hit out of bounds at the same time as his elbow hit.

  • Sam Clonch

    Tip of his elbow abviosly hits inbounds first. Which is what the review showed, and why the play stood. Could also make the argument that his butt hit first too.

  • Applebite

    After his foot touched inbounds, the rest of his leg was in as well. The NFL seems to be allowing body contact with the field count as “two feet”. His butt could also be reason why they counted it. But looking back at DHB’s TD a few weeks ago, his feet didn’t touch. But his leg did, and they counted it…

  • tcirish53@gmail.com

    I could care less about OBJ smiling – he personifies the diva attitude along with Tom Shady (Beckham complained EVERY TIME he didn’t make a catch, holding his arms up like a little girl).

    For all I know, or care, he was passing gas and that made him smile.

  • popsiclesticks

    One knee does count as two feet.