The Giants (5-7) continue their ascent out of the NFC cellar when they travel to the west coast to play the 5-7 San Diego Chargers.
Kickoff: 4:25pm Eastern
Site: Qualcomm Stadium
TV: FOX Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Radio: WFAN 660AM and 101.9FM Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross
Referee: Ron Winter
Weather: Partly cloudy; temps in high 50’s
The Line: Chargers by 3; OU 47 1/2
Series: Tied at 5; Chargers have won last two.
Last Game: 11/8/09: Chargers 21 at Giants 20. San Diego QB Philip Rivers has 3 TD passes, including 2 to WR Vincent Jackson. Jackson has game-winning 18-yard TD catch with 0:21 remaining.
Last Game at Site: 9/25/05: Chargers 45, Giants 23. San Diego RB LaDainian Tomlinson rushes for 192 yards & 3 TDs (1, 3, 5). Tomlinson throws 26-yard TD to WR Keenan McCardell.
Giants: OUT: DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), CB Corey Webster (ankle) DOUBTFUL: RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) QUESTIONABLE: CB Trumaine McBride (groin) PROBABLE: TE Brandon Myers (groin), CB Terrell Thomas (knee)
Chargers: QUESTIONABLE: LB Jarret Johnson (hand), WR Eddie Royal (toe, chest) PROBABLE: T King Dunlap (neck), T D.J. Fluker (ankle), DE Lawrence Guy (toe), C Nick Hardwick (neck), WR Lavelle Hawkins (knee), DE Corey Liuget (knee)
QB Eli Manning has completed 49 of 74 (66.2 pct.) for 567 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 107.2 rating in 2 starts vs. SD. Aims for 3rd meeting in row with 100+ rating. Has started 147 consecutive games, longest active streak by QB…
RB Andre Brown rushed for 2 TDs last week & has 11 rush TDs in his past 13. Aims for 4th in row vs. AFC with rush TD. RB Peyton Hillis averaged 7.5 yards per carry last week…
WR Victor Cruz has 21 catches for 319 yards (106.3 per game) & TD in 3 games vs. AFC this season. WR Rueben Randle has 6 rec. TDs in past 8. Leads team with 6 rec. TDs…
DE Justin Tuck had career-high 4 sacks last week. S Antrel Rolle has 4 INTs, 2 sacks & FF in past 6. Leads team with 67 tackles & 10 PD.
CB Prince Amukamara is 2nd on team with 66 tackles & 9 PD. CB Terrell Thomas had 33-yard INT in last meeting. DT Cullen Jenkins has 3 sacks in past 2 games…
QB Philip Rivers (3,633) needs 367 pass yards to register 5th 4,000-yard season. Is 1-0 as starter vs. NYG. Has 4 games this season with at least 390 pass yards, tied with HOFers Dan Marino (1984) & Joe Montana (1990) for most such games in season. Has 10 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 101.7 rating at home this season…
RB Danny Woodhead has career-best in catches (61), rec. yards (482) & TD catches (5) in 2013, most among NFL RBs…TE Antonio Gates (9,047) needs 156 receiving yards to surpass HOFer Charlie Joiner (9,203) for 2nd-most rec. yards in team history. TE Ladarius Green has TDs of 30 & 60 yards in past 2…
WR Eddie Royal has career-best 7 TD rec. in 2013. Rookie WR Keenan Allen leads NFL rookies in catches (58) & rec. yards (843). Needs 2 rec. to surpass LaDainian Tomlinson (59 in 2001) for the most rec. by Chargers rookie. Posted 5th game of season with 100+ rec. yards last week.
S Eric Weddle has INT, FF & 2 FRs in past 2. Leads team with 81 tackles.