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San Diego Chargers Destroy New York Giants 37-14; Big Blue Eliminated from Playoffs

December 8th, 2013 at 7:30 PM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants went into Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers completely aware that losing was a non-option; something that was only compounded following a Philadelphia Eagles victory earlier in the day. But when kickoff finally arrived, the urgency just wasn't there.

From the onset, it was clear that San Diego had more energy and fire. An early turnover led to points on a Philip Rivers touchdown pass, and the Chargers never once looked back. From start to finish they dominated the game, as the Giants were more representative of their 0-6 start than their recent 5-1 run.

As has been the story all year, the Giants were ineffective on both offense and special teams, although their defense pitched in on Sunday as well. Turnovers and penalties proved repeatedly costly, while suspect play-calling only added to the problem.

With the loss, the Giants fall to 5-8 and are officially eliminated from playoff contention — both the NFC East and the wildcard (due to Arizona Cardinals' victory). They will host the Seattle Seahawks (11-2) next Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Game Notes:

  • With Eli Manning's interception in the first quarter, it continued a once-per-game turnover streak. They are now the only team in the NFL to have a turnover in every single game this season.
  • Eli Manning's two interceptions regained him the NFL lead with 20 (T - Geno Smith, 20).
  • Hakeem Nicks was once again kept out the endzone, extending his touchdown-less streak to 16 games (15 games played).
  • Markus Kuhn was officially credited with his first career kick return following a squib kick. It was brought back for 13 yards.
  • Andre Brown lost his first career fumble when he coughed it up in the second quarter.
  • Brandon Myers hauled in a touchdown for the third consecutive game.
  • With the loss, Eli Manning falls to 0-3 against the Chargers (0-2 vs. Philip Rivers).
  • Ryan Mathews was the first opposing running back to rush for 100+ yards against the Giants since Week 3 (DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers)

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44 Responses to “San Diego Chargers Destroy New York Giants 37-14; Big Blue Eliminated from Playoffs”

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  1.  kujo says:

    Fire Jerry, Fire Tommy, Fire Kevy, Fire Perry!

  2.  kujo says:

    Let’s bench Eli next week. Let Nassib get Sanduskied by the Seahawks.

  3.  Krow says:

    This is bullsh1t. All we have to do is win 5 out of our next 3 and we’re in. Do the math.

  4.  GiantsFanFromEurope says:

    Looking forward to the Draft ! Hopefully we can draft some good players.SD is not great team but at this moment even before this game it was obvious that they’re slightly better than us.

  5.  kujo says:

    “We have a three-game schedule. … A chance to regain some of the responsibility we lost today.” – Coughlin

    No, that wasn’t your “responsibility” that you lost today. It was your chocolate cherry, or your anal virginity.

    •  Krow says:

      Maybe it’s me, but does Coughlin’s statement make any sense? “Regain some of the responsibility” ??? Ummmm WTF does that mean?

  6.  GiantsFanFromEurope says:

    Nicks played probably his best game of the season in a blowout loss ! 100+ meaningless yards. But from confidence standpoint it could be big time for Nicks.He showed that he is still capable of making big plays.

  7.  Krow says:

    We’re simply not that talented. We do not have enough good players to make a run at the Superbowl. We’re not a few tweaks away. We’re not a guy here or there from being a contender. It’s not the breaks … or bad karma … or the phase of the moon. We’re bad. This is something we need to face or it will only get worse.

  8.  GiantsFanFromEurope says:

    We’re far from being SB contender in near future but i believe that we can be good Playoff team as soon as this upcoming season. Let’s not forget that we had some problems with injuries to some of our key players. With some good draft picks and some solid acquisitions via Free Agency we could be good Playoff team. Now our Cap situation could be i problem but someone here said that we should be in decent shape when it comes to our Cap numbers.

  9.  kujo says:

    Diehl- Sucks
    Boothe- Sucks
    Brewer- Sucks
    Beatty- Sucks
    Nicks- Sucks
    Randle- Sucks
    Kiwi- Sucks
    Jaicquan- Sucks
    Rivers- Sucks
    Thomas- Sucks
    Hosley- Sucks
    Prince- A c*nt’s hair away from suck.
    Mosley- Sucks
    Robinson- Sucks
    Jernigan- Sucks
    Myers- Sucks
    Donnell- Sucks
    Pascoe- Sucks

    That’s a whole lot of “suck” to “tweak” in one offseason.

    •  kujo says:

      There are 3 veritably good players on this team:

      Cruz
      Brown
      Hill

      Everyone else is a question mark. And yes, I mean Eli.

      And yes, I think we should move on from Coughlin et. al.

      •  Nosh.0 says:

        Well I think TC has probably earned a shot to coach 2014, but, new coaches (the right ones) seem to have a way of making once bad looking players, suddenly look good. ie Philly, San Diego, KC, San Fran a few years back.

        It will be an interesting decision for Mara this offseason.

      •  GiantsFanFromEurope says:

        The Rook Pugh is playing extremely well for a Rookie.About Eli,i think that he is going to bounce back and have good year. And i agree about Coughlin, he won as 2 SB but it’s time to move on ! Now the important question is: Is our Front Office ready to move on and fire or make TC retire ?

        •  GiantsFanFromEurope says:

          Just to be clear i don’t think that we’re going to fire ! So make him retire is our only option.

  10.  Krow says:

    We’re old and we’re stale. Players and coaches alike. Dated philosophy …old fashioned approach to everything … all we need to make it complete is someone to yell, “Kids now days … they have no respect. Get off my lawn dammit !!!”

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