EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — He lost the ball. And then he lost his mind.
Odell Beckham Jr. may be the most exciting player in professional football, but on a December Sunday when the Giants saw their scant playoff chances diminish even further with a wild 38-35 loss to the unbeaten Carolina Panthers, he indisputably was the most out of control.
As Beckham pulled in a 14-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning over his nemesis Josh Norman to tie the score with 1:46 left, there really was only one question to ask:
What the heck was Beckham still doing in the game?
Maybe it had started because of the hype of a matchup against Josh Norman, arguably the best cornerback in...