Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers host Eli Manning and the New York Giants. Here is the open thread.
Here we are. It’s Week 5 of the 2017 NFL season and two teams that had high expectations going into the year are winless.
The Chargers and Giants are both 0-4 and looking for their first win. The Chargers haven’t been able to put it altogether, while the Giants have a lost a few close games of their own.
Two potential Hall of Fame quarterbacks face off, as Philip Rivers looks to go 3-0 against Eli Manning. As we all know, Rivers and Manning are forever intertwined, being part of that infamous 2004 draft where Manning, who was taken at No. 1 overall by the Chargers, refused to play for the San Diego. The Bolts and Giants, who took Rivers at No. 4 overall, made a trade, which sent Rivers to the Chargers. Rivers has put up better numbers since taking over for Drew Brees in 2006, but Manning has two Super Bowl rings.
Both teams are in last place in their respective divisions, and it could be too late for either team to come back from this. The only 0-4 team ever to make the playoffs are actually the Chargers. The Giants are the home team, but the Chargers should be used to a bunch of opposing fans yelling in their faces by now.
That said, let’s see if Rivers can rally his team, one that is on a nine-game losing streak dating back to last season, can pull out a victory.