New York Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said he won't back down from Seattle Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman when the two teams meet on Sunday, according to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News.
The Giants were shut out 23-0 by Seattle last season, when Beckham was still a student at LSU. The Seahawks went on to win the Super Bowl.
Asked what the key to facing Sherman is, Beckham said, "Just keep attacking. I'm never gonna back down from anybody."
Beckham missed the entire preseason and the first four games of the regular season with a hamstring injury. In the four games since making his NFL debut, he has 18 catches for 262 yards and three touchdowns.
The Giants drafted Beckham with the No. 9 pick in May's draft after three seasons at LSU.
Sherman was named a first-team All-Pro in each of the last two seasons, and led the NFL with eight interceptions in 2013. This season, he has 30 tackles with one forced fumble, one interception and four passes defended.
The Seahawks (5-4) host the Giants (3-5) on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET.
- Jack Jorgensen