"Yeah, we talked about it", Apple said. Beckham Jr. still made his mark on the game, finishing with five catches for 97 yards and a touchdown. The Chargers lost their mojo well before Lynn and the team arrived in Los Angeles, and it would be unfair to judge him because they haven't found it yet in his first four games.
Landon Collins and Eli Apple expressed frustration at both the Giants' plan and execution after the defense surrendered a fourth quarter lead for a third straight game to fall to 0-5. With two back to back disgusting seasons combined with their unfavorable relocation, the Chargers have struggled just to maintain a fan base. You learn a lot about yourself in times like these. We're all pros - this is what we get paid to do. We didn't play our best game, but I think it's a good sign that you can not play your best game and win - find a way to win. That leaves second-year man Roger Lewis as the only healthy receiver on the Giants' depth chart as of Sunday evening.
It's incredibly unlucky that four receivers suffered significant injuries in one game. At this point in his National Football League career, the 36-year-old will never cease to be the erratic passer who can go from looking like an All-Pro one week to completely pedestrian the next. They had a pair of tight ends who could torture linebackers stuck in coverage.
Scott Iger (1-3): "While both teams are winless thus far, I still don't feel great about the Chargers' chances. It wasn't anything out of the ordinary". "It wasn't that much of a hard adjustment. Just go out there when my number was called and try to make a play". The next guy had to step up. (We're still figuring that out.) Are they worth adding off the waiver wire or in free agency after waivers clear on Tuesday night?
One of the foremost things the Chargers need to keep in mind heading into Sunday's clash is to deal with tackles. Beckham was injured with about four minutes left in the game after landing awkwardly while coming down after a leaping attempt to corral an eventual incomplete pass. He jumped for Manning's pass and seemed to get his left ankle caught under cornerback Casey Hayward when he landed.
"It looked like he was in some pain", Manning said. The potential I - and so many others - had seen was clearly smoke and mirrors and the reality was the Chargers just weren't that good. "But hopefully he'll be okay". "So, it really hurts".
Regardless of what record the Giants finish with, McAdoo's job is probably safe since he guided them to the playoffs last season.
"Can't afford to do that", Manning said.
"We have to step up, and they kind of schemed us up on that last play", Collins said. In the third quarter, he sobbed on the sideline into a towel. "23-20 Chargers on a last second field goal by Novak". Spencer Pulley snapped the ball before Philip Rivers was ready, and the ball bounced back into the end zone.
The Giants may have to bring at least one, if not two, receivers up from the practice squad as partial replacements. It was his first game back after missing two games by aggravating the injury in Denver. "I thought we did the best we could do". And I think this team just needs to win a game. They drove to the NY 14 yard line but Rivers threw a bad ball and was picked off by Darian Thompson in the end zone. "But, you know, it's not the ideal situation".
Except this is the 2017 Giants season.