Ah yes, it’s the the team Eli Manning refused to play for against the team he chose to play for. That always makes for a great storyline when the Los Angeles Chargers face the New York Giants.
Week 5 brings a rare cross-country trip to MetLife Stadium for the Chargers who will be fresh of a three-game home stand when they head to New York. It will be the first time the Chargers have faced the Giants on the road since the 2009 season.
Though Manning didn’t want to play for the Chargers, he’s never been able to beat them. He’s 0-3 against the team that actually drafted him. That being said, looking at the Chargers’ schedule, this is one of the toughest games the team faces all season, at least on paper.
All-Time Series History
Chargers lead 6-5. Los Angeles has won the last three games over the Giants, with the last win in the series for New York coming all the way back in the 1998 season.
New York Giants Draft
Round 1- Evan Engram, Tight End, Mississippi
Round 2- Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama
Round 3- Davis Webb, QB, California
Round 4- Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson
Round 5- Avery Moss, DE, Youngstown State
Round 6- Adam Bisnowaty, OT, Pitt
Ryan Nassib, QB (Signed with New Orleans)
Jonathan Hankins, DT (Signed with Indianapolis)
Coty Sensabaugh, CB (Signed with Pittsburgh)
Marshall Newhouse, OT (Signed with Oakland)
Robbie Gould, PK (Signed with San Francisco)
Victor Cruz, WR (Signed with Chicago)
Rashad Jennings, RB
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Brandon Marshall, WR
Rhett Ellison, TE
D.J. Fluker, OL
John Jerry, OL
Geno Smith, QB
Josh Johnson, QB
Duke Ihenacho, SS
October 8, 2017
10:00 a.m. PST
On paper, this is one of the toughest games of the year for the Chargers. Does Eli get his first career victory over the team he spurned or do the Chargers make it 4-0 against the younger Manning brother? What’s your prediction? Let us know in the comment section below.