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Change? Giants Find Themselves A Quarter Short Again

Change? Giants Find Themselves A Quarter Short Again

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Odell Beckham Jr. had 139 receiving yards before halftime. One of his six first-half catches went for a 67-yard touchdown. Another one, an over-the-head, fingertip grab for 26 yards, was so spectacular that it immediately drew comparison to another New York Giant.

That would be Willie Mays in the 1954 World Series. The 77,678 fans at MetLife Stadium, still stinging from the late-game meltdown at Dallas, were juiced for the home opener. Beckham brought the electricity.

Honored at halftime for the 25th anniversary of their NFL championship, the members of the Super Bowl XXV Giants brought the memories. The crowd, buoyed by 13 second-quarter...

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