Just a snoozy first half by the Giants in San Diego for the Giants this afternoon. Miscues on offense and missteps on defense have put them in a 24-0 hole in this clearly one-sided game in the Southern California sun.
The fans, booed the hated Eli Manning for the entire first half, as their Chargers took advantage of two more Giant turnovers for scores. The Giants lead the NFL in turnovers with 32 and have not gone a single game this season now without committing at least one.
In the first quarter after hitting Hakeem Nicks for a 51-yard gain, Manning was picked off on a pass that deflected off an apathetic Rueben Randle. The Chargers would capitalize on the turnover on a 43-yard TD strike from Philip Rivers to rookie WR Keenan Allen.
Chargers PK Nick Novak missed wide right on a 41-yard FG try after another 14-play drive, but an offside penalty on the Giants’ Charles James allowed Novak a retry. He hit the 36-yarder to make it 10-0.
San Diego went on another long scoring drive in the second quarter: 11 plays, 67 yards in 6:09 that ended with a Rivers to Allen 4-yard TD pass play.
With 2:35 remaining, on 2nd and 10 from the NY 38, Andre Brown lost a fumble for the first time in his NFL career. After a review, the Chargers took over on the 39. Five plays later, Danny Woodhead scored on a 6-yard pass from Rivers to take a 24-0 lead into the tunnel.