Watch: Odell Beckham Jr. scores first TD as a Ram on 54-yard strike

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Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. notched a 54-yard touchdown reception against the Packers on Sunday, marking his first score since signing with Los Angeles earlier this month.

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On the play, the first of the fourth quarter, Beckham beat double coverage with a slant-and-go route, then reeled in a wobbling sidearmed heave from quarterback Matthew Stafford, who delivered to his open receiver despite heavy pressure from the Packers' pass rush.

Beckham strolled into the end zone untouched and briefly exchanged handshakes with teammates -- a decidedly muted celebration for a player once known for the more flamboyant. The touchdown was his first of the season, as well as his first as a Ram.

The touchdown came in Beckham's second game as a Ram, following his midseason release by the Cleveland Browns. He had two catches on three targets for 18 yards in his Rams debut, a loss to the 49ers.

But Beckham's role was expected to grow in subsequent weeks, especially after star wide receiver Robert Woods was lost for the season due to a torn ACL.

The expanded role arrived in Week 12, with Beckham tying Cooper Kupp for the team lead with 10 targets. OBJ caught five of those targets, finishing with 81 yards and the touchdown.

However, Beckham may not have escaped unscathed, as he seemed to run with a hitch in his stride, apparently due to back tightness, according to FOX broadcasters Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.

Beckham's touchdown and a subsequent two-point conversion brought the Rams to within 11 points. They added a late field goal for the final margin of 36-28 in favor of Green Bay.

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