Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. explode in 41-24 win over Dolphins

Browns' dynamic duo combine for 232 yards, 3 TDs

Daryl Ruiter
November 24, 2019 - 7:26 pm
Jarvis Landry Odell Beckham Jr. Cleveland Browns

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Cleveland, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – Odell Beckham Jr. had a feeling his good friend Jarvis Landry was going to go off on his former team, the Miami Dolphins Sunday afternoon.

And just for good measure, Beckham did his part to join in on the fun.

Beckham predicted before the game Landry, who turns 27 Thursday on Thanksgiving, would finish with 9 catches, 156 yards and a score.

“Just a few yards off and one touchdown short. I told you what was going to happen today,” Beckham said as the 2 top targets fielded questions together. “I just know him. It’s not just this game. It can be every game. I was just happy to see it. I get fired up when I see him make plays. I get fired up when I see him fired up. It was a special day and a good birthday gift.”

To be exact, Landry finished with 10 catches on 13 targets for a season-best 148 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Beckham caught 6 passes for 84 yards and a 35-yard TD.

“They were making plays all day,” quarterback Baker Mayfield, who threw for 327 yards and 3 scores in Cleveland’s third straight win, said. “They are there when they need to be there making the plays we are counting on them to make, and they are doing it consistently for us.”

The dynamic duo combined for a season-best 232 yards between them and 3 touchdowns in Sunday’s 41-24 win. It was the first time this season they scored in the same game and the duo were on the board before the first quarter was over.

Landry was one of the first key pieces added by general manager John Dorsey to turn the sad sack Browns around in March 2018. The Dolphins made the deal for a 2018 fourth- and 2019 seventh-round pick to send Landry to the franchise that just completed the worst 3 year stretch in NFL history almost out of spite.

“He did a good job suppressing the emotion, keeping it to himself and making it all about the team, but deep down inside, we know how much it meant to him,” Mayfield said.

Landry signed a 5-year $75.5 million extension a month later.

Miami has since copied the Browns’ fire sale formula of ditching every player with an ounce of talent to stockpile high draft picks while Landry remains on the winning end of the ledger.

Landry caught a 7-yard touchdown to cap the opening drive and added a 5-yard touchdown from Mayfield for a 21-0 lead.

“It didn’t mean extra, but it was fun,” Landry said with a smile. “Definitely was fun.”

Landry politely reminded the Dolphins of his hands by making several contested catches over Dolphin defenders all afternoon, extending drives and ultimately delivering a knockout punch or 2.

“We’ve played together and this is what we expect,” Beckham said. “Not to sound like that’s not a surprise to us, it was just a good day at work. It’s what we work hard for every single week to be able to do this. To see it happen, it was great. To be able to look up and know that every pass coming our way we were going to make a play on it, and that was a lot of fun.”

Beckham has been friends with Landry since high school and their days at LSU. He already knew what Sunday meant, but had it reinforced during a fireside chat they had with each other Friday night.

“He came over, we sat by the fire and we were just talking, saying how we were going to give everything that we have to each other, knowing that these moments are so special,” Beckham said. “Today was one of those days where I could just look at him and know that we were going to give everything we had. To be able to come out with a win is a great feeling.”