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Odell Beckham Jr. baffled by ineptitude of Giants offense

Odell Beckham Jr. on Thursday claimed he cannot remember the last time he won a football game. Injuries of course have kept Beckham out of a lot of games last season, some of which the New York Giants actually won during an awful 3-13 campaign.

A good place to start in explaining why the Giants were so bad last season — and have started out 0-2 in 2018 — is the utter ineptitude of the offense. To wit, according to the New York Post, the Giants have gone 34 consecutive games without scoring more than 30 points.

The remarkably inept run includes the entire 2016 and 2017 seasons and the first two games this season, in which the Giants have put up 28 points in losses to the Jaguars and Cowboys.

Count Beckham among those left baffled by how a once-high-flying offense has been left grounded.

“I feel you on that,” Beckham said Thursday. “I feel there’s no way you can’t score a touchdown in every quarter and then one somewhere else. It just doesn’t seem unrealistic to me.

“I feel personally I could score two touchdowns every game. I feel like Saquon [Barkley] could score two every game. I feel like there’s other people on this team who could score every single game. That’s over 35 points. It just a matter of executing and then making it happen, really. It doesn’t seem out of reach, in my mind. I don’t want to win 24-21. I’m trying to win 52-18. Nobody said it had to be close.”

Several issues appear to be plaguing the struggling Giants offense and it starts with Eli Manning. That said, given the weapons at his disposal, the Giants should have every expectation that the veteran will start putting points on the board. But can an offensive resurgence come Sunday on the road against the Houston Texans? The Giants certainly hope that’s the case.

And just for clarity’s sake, the last game Beckham was part of a win was back on New Year’s Day of 2017. A long, long time ago.