Free Odell?: Minnesota Vikings’ Fall Short Against Baltimore Ravens Despite Pre-Match Trolling

Published 11/08/2021, 8:10 AM EST


Odell Beckham Jr. has been gaining a lot of support throughout the NFL community following his breakup with the Cleveland Browns on Friday. However, the wide receiver is going to be completely free on Monday as he hits the waivers for the teams to have a claim on him. Even before Ravens could get a peek at him, Minnesota Vikings brought the jokes.

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Beckham has never been a free agent in his entire NFL career, so now that he is every team in the NFL fights to acquire the three-time Pro Bowler before anyone else. So do the Baltimore Ravens. And thus, taking a part in the ‘Free OBJ’ movement, multiple fans on Twitter requested quarterback Lamar Jackson to help initiate talks to sign the star wideout.

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Minnesota Vikings mock the Ravens on Odell Beckham Jr.

Vikings players like wide receiver Justin Jefferson who is an alumnus of LSU just like Beckham and cornerback Cameron Dantzler, a fellow Louisiana native, sent across the message in the favor of Odell Beckham Jr. during the team’s pre-game warmup, according to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo.

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However, the deeper message could be that the Vikings players were trolling the Ravens fans for their desperate need for the wide receiver. The Vikings players were wearing the ‘Free Odell’ hoodie in order to tease the Ravens of their craving for Odell Beckham Jr. Maybe they want him to be ‘free’ from all the hopes that Baltimore fans have attached to him.

Baltimore Ravens take the win

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However, despite all the trolling, the game was won by the Baltimore Ravens as they emerged victorious at the end of the overtime drama. Snatching a win from the hands of the Minnesota Vikings, the Ravens took their run to 6-2 in the ninth week of the season.

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The Ravens sit proudly on the top of the AFC North table, carrying forward their hopes to make the playoffs. And since Odell Beckham Jr. seeks to join a post-season contender, Baltimore could still be a landing spot for him.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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