Jalen Ramsey got the better of Odell Beckham Jr.

So the highly anticipated Jalen Ramsey-Odell Beckham Jr. did not produce the fireworks we were all expecting. The two even traded compliments in the run-up to the game and then jerseys after Jacksonville’s 20-15 win at a soggy MetLife Stadium.

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Hooray sportsmanship, or whatever, but let’s be honest: That’s not what we came for. This matchup wasn’t hyped up because these two of the very best players in the league; it was hyped up because they are two of the most temperamental players in the league. We like to feign outrage when a receiver-corner matchup devolves into a bar fight – see: Norman vs. Beckham, 2015 – but, really, we can’t get enough of it. That one game provided us with at least two years of content.

While the lack of extracurriculars may have been a major disappointed, I’m happy to report the on-field matchup was not. We may not have seen the two get into it, but they still managed to put on a show for those fans who just enjoy awesome football players competing against one another.

The final numbers flatter Beckham, who finished with 5 catches for 75 yards with Ramsey on him in coverage. But that’s not an accurate reflection of the matchup.

In order to properly judge the matchup, we reviewed the film. In all, we charted 27 plays with Ramsey lining up across Beckham before the snap. We scored all 27 of those snaps on a 0/0.5/1 scale. On plays with no clear winner, each guy was given a 0. On plays where one guy had a slight advantage, a score of 0.5 was given. Clear wins earned that player a 1.

( You can find a log of each play along with a video clip of the all-22 here, and score the matchup for yourself.)

Before we get to the film, we can pretty much throw out 16 of these snaps for a variety reasons. The Jaguars played a lot of zone defense on Sunday, so there were plenty of plays where Ramsey would line up across from Beckham but end up passing him off to a teammate. For example…