Quarterback Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, two of which came in the second half and one of which brought his team back from behind, to lead the Los Angeles Chargers to a 27-22 win over the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. He had a career-high 69 yards on eight carries, including a 23-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. NY missed the 2-point conversion attempt after being hit with a delay of game penalty.
It was a costly outing for the Giants, as well, as star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. He has lost to Philip Rivers twice and Drew Brees once.
WR MISERY: Giants WRs Sterling Shepard and Brandon Marshall left the game on the same second-quarter series with sprained left ankles.
When Manning, who was drafted by the Chargers No. 1 overall, looked back on that trade, he had some not so warming words for Los Angeles.
Manning's attempt to rally the Giants in the final minute ended when he was intercepted by Tre Boston just inside Los Angeles territory.
Meanwhile, wide receiver Tyrell Williams, listed as questionable for Sunday's game because of a neck injury, will play against the Giants. Rivers hit running back Melvin Gordon for a six-yard screen pass for the score.
It could have been worse if not for safety Darian Thompson, who picked off Rivers in the end zone after the Chargers had driven down to the Giants' 14-yard-line with their first possession of the third quarter.
Gordon gained 163 yards from scrimmage while the Chargers defense sacked Manning five times.
The offense made the most of the turnover, going nine plays, 80 yards to take the lead.
Manning had given the Giants a 22-17 lead early in the fourth quarter with a 48-yard TD pass to a wide-open Beckham.