GameDay: Giants at San Diego 4:25pm

Remember this guy? Manti Te'o has 44 combined tackles for the Chargers this season.

Remember this guy? Manti Te’o has 44 combined tackles for the Chargers this season.

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
Surface: Grass
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)

Giants Notes

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…

Chargers Notes

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.


Jim Cleamons, knows triangle, been an assistant coach under Phil, ex-Knick.

Jimi Billingsley
Jimi Billingsley

Calling V. Gundy a quitter is to me not understanding the circumstances. The team management was making poor decisions, and, first of all, showing no respesct to Ewing, Oakley, et al. He would be my first choice. Ballszy, smart, proven.

Randy Wilson
Randy Wilson

Jeff Van Gundy is the perfect man for the job in my opinion.


Talk about back to the future, This post is a few hours old yet the comments are 4 months ago. lol. 

I'm done with Van Gundy. I've been done with him over a decade ago. Why does his name keep coming up? He is a quitter. Unless he is able to convince Amare to quit, I don't see why people are interested. Why isn't he being talked about in LA.

I don't see GS firing Jackson. I think that whole situation is being overblown.


Defense sucks and Eli and the offense playing with no sense of urgency playing from behind. Get rid of Gilbride TOO!!! No more SBs with is crew


Glad the Giants season is OVER!!! Fewell and this team need to be BLOWN UP!!!


@Jimi Billingsley Then he should had resigned long ago letting the Knicks get accumulated with a new coach and new system. No he quit during leaving no adjustment period. I agreed at the reasoning but the timing was horrible. JVG quit on the players no matter how you want to define it.


@Jimi Billingsley @SuperDuper 

That don't mean anything. for one, he inherited a championship caliber Knick team from Riley. JVG never rebuilt a team. So why would he be good on this rebuilding team. Without Melo, I see JVG quitting again. He needs a Yao, Ewing, Tracy Mcgrady, Steve Francis, Allen Iverson to be remotely competitive.