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Packers focus on what Giants' Beckham does on field, not off


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- In studying Odell Beckham Jr., Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall focuses only on what the New York Giants' receiver is doing on the field.

It's everything else that Beckham is doing or saying after the whistle and off the field that keeps drawing headlines. The spotlight is only going to get brighter on Sunday night when the Giants face the Packers in a nationally televised game.

Randall figures to get the assignment of defending Beckham, a matchup that might draw extra notice from the officials.

"I don't pay attention to all the off-the-field issues that's going on with him, that (doesn't have anything) to do with me," Randall said Wednesday. "I'm just watching his film, and Beckham is a great, great receiver." And a frustrated one, too.

Beckham drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in a 24-10 loss to Minnesota on Monday night, when he caught three passes for a career-low 23 yards. Two weeks ago against Washington, Beckham had a couple of meltdowns on the sideline during the game.

Giants coach Ben McAdoo has said he was not aware about Beckham's allegations that he was being targeted by the officials.

As the focal point of New York's offense, Beckham might be watched more closely by officials because of his reputation for emotional outbursts.

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