Odell Beckham Jr. is NFL's rookie of month


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- His instantly famous one-handed touchdown catch against the Cowboys was just one moment in a brilliant month for New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who on Thursday was named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Month for November.

Beckham led the NFL with 593 receiving yards in November. His 38 catches in the month led all rookies and were the second most in the league behind only Denver's Demaryius Thomas, who had 41. He had at least six catches and at least 90 receiving yards in each of the five games the Giants played in November, and he had more than 100 yards in three of them.

His 38 catches and 593 receiving yards were the most ever by a Giants player in a calendar month (though it's important to note that five-game months are not the norm), and he's the first Giant to win the offensive rookie of the month award since wide receiver Hakeem Nicks did it in October 2009.