Beckham was the fourth Giants wide receiver to be injured against the Chargers. From there, the Chargers defense took over, with NY quarterback Eli Manning being picked off with under a minute to play to end any comeback hopes.
The only way a deal gets done this offseason is if the Giants come up with a more modest, placeholder contract and Beckham accepts it, which is unlikely. That is five significant pieces, all starters, who could be missing time as the Giants look to build on the momentum from Week 5. We should know more about the statuses of Marshall and Shepard once NY returns to practice later this week. In week four against the Philadelphia Eagles, Gordon managed only 22 yards rushing on ten carries.
This is a team that already has a really bad offensive line, and a really poor group of running backs to support Eli Manning, who is struggling badly this season as a result.
In a battle of two of four remaining winless teams in the National Football League, the lead changed four times in the second half as 2004 draft class quarterbacks Manning and Rivers went toe-to-toe for possibly the final time in their careers. The safety has been one of the team's few bright spots.
Lost the battle, lost the war...- The Giants lost another game this year and potentially saw their season go down the drain. Regardless of which direction they decide to take, future replacements for Manning should always be at the back of their minds. Rivers (21 of 44 for 258 yards) and Manning (21 for 36 for 183) each missed open receivers deep. While he did have one ugly interception, Rivers did what was necessary to get his team over the line. Shepard had one catch for 9 yards against the Chargers. NY may be snakebitten at this point. For the afternoon, the Chargers held Manning to 225 yards passing and a pair of touchdowns. On the very next play Chargers linebacker, Melvin Engram sacked Manning, the Giants quarterback landing on the Chargers player and then losing the ball.
No team has signed Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who began the protest movement last season to bring attention, he said, to the treatment of African Americans in the United States.
The scoop: Harrison Butker kicked three field goals and Alex Smith passed to running back Charcandrick West for two touchdowns for a 23-7 halftime lead. Lynn's play-calling on Sunday seemed good for the most part.
It was a bad game for injuries.
Heading into Week 6, the Chargers will definitely have a shot against the Derek Carr-less Oakland Raiders. These two old rivals certainly have no love lost for one another. They were two of four wide receivers injured in the game Sunday.