Chargers get their first win of the year, Giants still looking for theirs

AP

The Giants were up 22-17 in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Chargers, but they won’t be celebrating their first win of the season on Sunday night.

The Chargers rallied for 10 points in the final five minutes and got a 27-22 win to end their season-opening losing streak at four games. Nick Novak hit a field goal with 4:54 left to play to cut the Giants’ edge to two points and Melvin Ingram stripped Eli Manning on a sack to end the ensuing Giants possession. Ingram recovered the football and Melvin Gordon caught his second touchdown of the year a few plays later.

Any hopes of a Giants rally were far-fetched as Eli Manning took the field without four wide receivers who were lost to injury during the game. Odell Beckham was carted off one play before Ingram forced the crucial turnover and joined Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard and Dwayne Harris on the list of injured wideouts. Manning took another big hit from Joey Bosa on the final drive and was intercepted by Tre Boston on a fourth-down throw to put an end to the proceedings.

That leaves the Giants at 0-5 and their already shaggy offense will be in even worse position if those injuries are serious enough to keep their numbers down at the position. That reportedly won’t put head coach Ben McAdoo on the hot seat, although some will wonder if that changes if things remain as ugly as they’ve been thus far in 2017.

17 responses to “Chargers get their first win of the year, Giants still looking for theirs

  1. The Chargers should send Eli a thank you card for literally giving the game away. Fumbling the ball inside your own red zone and practically gifting them a touchdown to take the lead was bad enough. He then doubled down and threw an INT to end the game. Way to go Eli.

  2. whenwilliteverend says:
    October 8, 2017 at 4:44 pm
    The Chargers should send Eli a thank you card for literally giving the game away. Fumbling the ball inside your own red zone and practically gifting them a touchdown to take the lead was bad enough. He then doubled down and threw an INT to end the game. Way to go Eli.
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    no thanks required – sheli fumbled because she was getting pummeled by our pass rush and her little legs were shaking in fear.
    she will NEVER be as good as Rivers – but she will ALWAYS be trash!

  3. Hate to say it but I think even Jerry Jones could do a better job than Reese putting together a better Giants team. The Cowboys have arguably the best O-Line in football. The Giants have one of the worst and Reese has done nothing. Time for him and the head coach to be shown the door.

  4. (Giants) may not win a game all season…

    I Recycled a Giants’ fan comment from August about my Jets because it still applies to their team…

    Thanks for the inspiration…

    PS: Eli says ‘Relax’

  5. The only people who have seen the Los Angeles Chargers win a game are in New Jersey, they would be better off changing the Fight for LA to mean fighting for Louisiana

  6. So the Patriots lost their chance at a perfect record this year, but the Giants are well on their way.

  7. The New York Nightmara Family Crime Syndicate could be the most overrated team in NFL history. All that investment in a defense has paid zero dividends. Their offense has dry rotted for years. And their best player is the league’s worst human being.

  8. First of all, San Diego is not a bad team and could have easily been 2-2 coming in. Ditto the Giants. But I doubt any team in the league could overcome injuries to 4 WRs in the same game (including their best player).

    Those are the breaks in the NFL.

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