TE Antonio Gates was the intended target on the play that resulted in QB Philip Rivers’s touchdown pass to WR Vincent Jackson and a 21-20 Chargers victory.
Said Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson, “I don’t want to say I’m coming to the end. But I don’t know if I’ll
ever be in this stadium again. You cherish certain moments. That’s one
I’ll remember forever.”
The Chargers’ offensive line struggled until the final, game-winning drive.
Jackson and fellow WR Malcolm Floyd gave the Chargers two tall targets who were very difficult to cover effectively on Sunday.
Chargers LB Shawne Merriman sacked Giants QB Eli Manning twice, with one coming on a third down in the fourth quarter to force a punt.
Said Giants coach Tom Coughlin of not trying to score a touchdown just before the two-minute warning of the fourth quarter, “You can second-guess it all you want.”
Giants linebackers Danny Clark and Antonio Pierce appeared to get into an argument following a touchdown catch by Chargers TE Kris Wilson.
Giants RB Brandon Jacobs rushed four times for 31 yards on the opening drive, but only got seven more carries the rest of the way even though he was finding better results than Ahmad Bradshaw.
That strong first drive ended without a score as the Giants opted not to go for it on fourth-and-one and holder Jeff Feagles botched the snap of a field goal try.
William Rhoden of the New York Times thinks the Giants might have lost their season on Sunday.
For more on the Chargers and Giants, Mike Florio has the full Morning Aftermath right here.