New York Giants 2017 Game Notes: Week 5 vs. Los Angeles Chargers
SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 08: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants drops back to pass against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 8, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The winless New York Giants return home after two straight road contests and take on the equally-winless Los Angeles Chargers.

Los Angeles Chargers (0-4) at New York Giants (0-4)


  • Giants host series for first time since ’09 (21-20 win).
  • Chargers own 6-5 lifetime advantage in series and have prevailed in three straight meetings dating back to ’05—including 37-14 win in ’13 at San Diego in teams’ last meeting.

Chargers By The Numbers

  • Lost to Eagles, 26-24, in Week 4.
  • Have lost nine straight games dating back to ’16.
  • QB Philip Rivers: 22 TD passes, 21 turnovers (18 INT, three lost fumbles) in last 11 games dating back to ’16 (17 TD passes, seven INT, three lost fumbles in first 9 games in ’16).
  • Two takeaways in four games in ’17 (28 takeaways in ’16, 20 takeaways in ’15, 18 takeaways in ’14).
  • Have been outscored 34-7 in the first quarter in ’17.
  • Have a 3-16 record in last 19 road games dating back to Week 17 of ’14.
  • Have a 51-65 record dating back to ’10; 46-18 from 2006-09, 4 straight AFC West titles.

Giants By The Numbers

  • Lost to Buccaneers, 25-23, in Week 4.
  • 0-4 in ’17 (11-5, reached playoffs in ’16)
  • Have allowed seven TD passes, totaled 0 INT in four games in ’17.
  • Scored 60 points, seven offensive TD in four games in ’17 (32 points and four TD in the fourth quarter).
  • QB Eli Manning: 32 TD passes, 20 INT in 20 regular season games since ’16 (65 TD passes, 28 INT in 32 games from 2014-15).
  • Have been outscored 56-17 in the first half in ’17.

Things To Look For

Barring a tie, either the Los Angeles Chargers or New York Giants will have to face the reality that no team in NFL history has ever dug itself a 0-5 hole and reached the playoffs.

For the Bolts, something different seems to go wrong every week. And it’s been a problem for longer than you can remember.

For the Giants, it’s time that the defense took matters into its own scoring hands and made life easier for Anthony Lynn’s offensive unit. And could new Chargers’ kicker Nick Novak wind up being the hero in this game?