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After another outburst and with playoffs clinched, should Giants rest Odell Beckham vs Redskins?

After another outburst and with playoffs clinched, should Giants rest Odell Beckham vs Redskins?

Giants WR Odell Beckham looked to be in particular angst after a loss to the Eagles last week, and talked about being out of gas late in the game. 

This video shows Beckham holding his head against a metal security gate after the loss, and reports show he was growling to himself approaching the locker room.

In the middle of another monster season, Beckham has scored 10 touchdowns this year to go with more than 1,300 receiving yards, but the weight of being a great player in New York City might be getting to to third-year star out of LSU. Always one for the spotlight, at various times this season, Beckham has looked volatile on the field and talked about his need to keep his emotions under control.  

With the Giants spot in the playoffs clinched, should New York rest OBJ? It might seem a silly question, but it's one that New York Daily News' Giants reporter Pat Leonard suggested last week. From Leonard, in what was an especially rough column on the 'Skins and Josh Norman:

Beckham is the Giants’ most important player. They have won eight of nine games and have earned this advantageous position to potentially make the shrewdest of season-savings decisions. That would be to sit No. 13 in Week 17 and prevent Norman from spoiling Big Blue’s run for Super Bowl No 5.

Leonard's column is prime tabloid fodder, heavy on unnecessary and incorrect insults for Washington, but his point is interesting. Norman undoubtedly gets in Beckham's head. In two meetings, the Giants star has melted down with weird to disturbing episodes both times. He tried to spear Norman last season, and this year, Beckham took his frustrations from being matched up with the corner out on a kicking net. It didn't end well.

Eli Manning made clear he does not intend to rest against the 'Skins, but Manning doesn't suffer with the emotional outbursts that come from Beckham so often. Other veteran Giant players talked openly about using some rest before the playoffs. Linebacker Jonathan Casillas said it would be "great" to rest Week 17. 

It will be an interesting call for Giants coach Ben McAdoo, and he will get asked about it plenty. 

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The Vikings will be without Adam Thielen against the Redskins in Week 7

The Vikings will be without Adam Thielen against the Redskins in Week 7

When Kirk Cousins faces the Redskins on Thursday for the first time since leaving the franchise in 2018, the quarterback will be without arguably his favorite wide receiver.

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen will miss Thursday's contest vs. Washington with a hamstring injury. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news.

Thielen injured his hamstring crashing into a barricade after hauling in a touchdown in the Vikings' 42-30 victory over the Lions on Sunday. The injury isn't expected to be serious, and Thielen might have been able to play this week had the Vikings not been playing on Thursday night. Minnesota expects him to return to action next week.

The wide receiver is a considerable loss to the Minnesota offense, as only Stefon Diggs has more receiving yards for Vikings this season than Thielen. His six receiving touchdowns lead the team, too.

The Vikings have won four straight games, and even with Thielen's injury, are still more than a two-touchdown favorite over the 1-6 Redskins.

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Check out Josh Norman's house featuring a personal barbershop, vibrating bed, and more

Check out Josh Norman's house featuring a personal barbershop, vibrating bed, and more

Redskins cornerback Josh Norman signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the Redskins in 2016, at the time making him the highest-paid cornerback in NFL history. Well, No. 24 has definitely put some of that money to good use.

On the latest episode of Bleacher Report's 'Ditch the Playbook,' Norman took Adam Lefkoe on a tour of his Leesburg mansion. As you can expect, Norman had an array of things that not many homeowners have.

A notably big Batman fan, Norman's driveway has his customized 'JNo24' logo engraved, mimicking the style of the superhero's logo. He also has a lifesize painting of the superhero on his wall.

Norman takes Lefkoe through the entirety of his house, which features a personal barbershop, a home theater, a giraffe-skin rug, a real sword and Captain America shield, among others.

The unusualness of items that Norman owns led Lefkoe to ask the cornerback a question everyone has been itching to know.

"Do people in the NFL think you're weird?" Lefkoe asked.

"Yeah," Norman said. "They thinkin', like, 'Something's wrong with this guy. I know he's interesting, he's just a little off.'"

One of the last stops in the house is Norman's bedroom, where he sleeps on a massage-vibrating bed. Norman lets Lefkoe try it out, but Lefkoe admitted he didn't "feel comfortable."

If MTV Cribs ever makes a comeback, Josh Norman's house should be one of the show's first stops.

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