Earlier this week, Giants receiver Odell Beckham essentially called the offense predictable, saying that opposing defensive backs already know the routes that are coming. NY has not beaten the Chargers (1-5) since 1998.
Williams recorded 98 receptions for 1,361 yards and scored 11 touchdowns in his final season in college and joins a Los Angeles receiving corps loaded with talent. They eclipsed 100 yards in the first half after their previous high for a game was 91 yards.
After a Rivers interception, the Giants marched 80 yards where Manning connected with receiver Roger Lewis on a 29-yard strike for a touchdown.
Los Angeles punched right back with a touchdown on their first possession of the second quarter.
This game was filled with errors and there were a combined 21 penalties.
Rivers then capped the Chargers' eight-play, 77-yard scoring drive with a 6-yard pass to Gordon to cut the Giants lead to 9-7. Rivers now has 47,198 passing yards for his career. Each team converted a PAT that hit the upright and bounced the right way. Dwayne Harris broke a foot on a kickoff return in the third quarter.
WR MISERY: Giants WRs Sterling Shepard and Brandon Marshall left the game on the same second-quarter series with sprained left ankles. Beckham was hurt late when Casey Hayward pinned his ankle making a tackle after an incomplete pass. Before Sunday, they were one of two teams in the National Football League that had yet to score in the opening 15 minutes of a game this year. Chargers starting LB Korey Toomer did not play despite not being on the injury report all week.
Giants: at Denver next Sunday.