Preview: New York Giants (4-8) at Los Angeles Chargers (7-5)

SUNDAY, DEC. 12, 2021 // 4:05 PM ET // SOFI STADIUM // REFEREE: TONY CORRENTE

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: FOX (4:05 PM ET): Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Shannon Spake (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 137 (NYG), 81 (LAC) | XM: 380 (NYG), 226 (LAC) | SXM App: 823 (NYG), 817 (LAC)

 

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Chargers lead all-time series, 7-5
STREAKS: Chargers have won past 4
LAST GAME: 10/8/17: Chargers 27 at Giants 22
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/8/13: Chargers 37, Giants 14

 

NEW YORK GIANTS  LEADERS  LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

L 20-9 at Miami LAST WEEK W 41-22 at Cincinnati
Joe Judge: 0-0 COACH VS. OPP. Brandon Staley: 0-0
17.6/22.8 PTS. FOR/AGAINST 26.2/26.3
311.8 OFFENSE 382.1
Daniel Jones: 232-361-2,428-10-7-84.8 PASSING Justin Herbert: 315-473-3,547-27-11-98.2
Devontae Booker: 97-376-3.9-2 RUSHING Austin Ekeler: 149-663-4.4-8
Kadarius Toney (R): 35-392-11.2-0 RECEIVING Keenan Allen: 86-929-10.8-4
365.3 DEFENSE 350.7
Azeez Ojulari (R): 6.5 SACKS Joey Bosa: 7.5
Xavier McKinney: 5 INTs Three tied: 2
+4 (19/15) TAKE/GIVE +1 (16/15)
Riley Dixon: 44.9 (39.9) PUNTING (NET) Ty Long: 47.1 (37.2)
Graham Gano: 81 (14/14 PAT; 25/29 FG) KICKING Dustin Hopkins: 42 (15/17 PAT; 9/10 FG)

 

GIANTS NOTES

• QB DANIEL JONES has 90+ rating in 4 of his past 5 starts & is 1 of 7 NFC QBs with 8+ games (8) with 90+ rating in 2021. QB MIKE GLENNON passed for 187 yards in 1st start of season last week. QB JAKE FROMM can make 1st career start in Week 14.

• RB SAQUON BARKLEY had 6 catches & 74 scrimmage yards (55 rush, 19 rec.) in Week 13. Aims for his 3rd in row on road & 4th in row overall with 50+ scrimmage yards. RB DEVONTAE BOOKER has 50+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 on road. Had rush TD in his last game at LAC (11/8/20 w/ LV).

• TE EVAN ENGRAM led team with 61 rec. yards last week. Needs 5 catches for 5th-straight 40-catch season. WR KENNY GOLLADAY had 8 catches for 117 yards & TD catch in his only career game vs. LAC (9/15/19 w/ Det.). WR STERLING SHEPARD has 9+ catches & 75+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road.

• LB TAE CROWDER led team with 9 tackles last week. Is 1 of 4 LBs (COLE HOLCOMB, DEION JONES & DARIUS LEONARD) with 85+ tackles (85) & 5+ PD (5) in 2021. Aims for his 11th in row with 6+ tackles. DB LOGAN RYAN aims for his 4th in row with 8+ tackles. Is 1 of 2 NFC DBs (HARRISON SMITH) with 7 games with 8+ tackles in 2021. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. LAC with 2+ PD. LB AZEEZ OJULARI had sack last week & ranks 3rd among rookies with 6.5 sacks. CB JAMES BRADBERRY is only player with 10+ PD in each of past 6 seasons. S XAVIER MCKINNEY ranks tied3rd in NFL with career-high 5 INTs. CB JULIAN LOVE aims for his 4th in row with PD.

 

CHARGERS NOTES

• QB JUSTIN HERBERT completed 26 of 35 atts. (74.3 pct.) for 317 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 118.4 rating last week, his 18th-career game with 2+ TD passes & 11th-career game with 3+ TD passes, both 2nd-most ever by player in 1st 2 seasons. Aims for 4th in row with 300+ pass yards & 2+ TD passes. Has 2+ TD passes in 4 of his past 5 at home. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 27 TD passes & is 3rd QB ever with 25+ TD passes in each of 1st 2 seasons.

• RB AUSTIN EKELER had 104 scrimmage yards (59 rush, 45 rec.) & rush TD last week, his 6th game with 100+ scrimmage yards & TD this season, 2nd-most among RBs. Aims for 5th in row with TD & 4th in row with 95+ scrimmage yards. Has 115+ scrimmage yards in 5 of 6 home games this season. Ranks 2nd in NFL with career-high 15 TDs (8 rush, 7 rec.).

• WR KEENAN ALLEN had season-high 2 rec. TDs last week, his 7th-career game with 2 TDs. Aims for 11th in row with 5+ catches. Aims for 5th in row at home with 75+ rec. yards. Had 67 rec. yards in last meeting. Is only player in NFL with 900+ rec. yards in each of past 5 seasons. WR MIKE WILLIAMS had 5 catches for team-high 110 yards last week. Has 95+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Allen (929) & Williams (854) only pair of teammates each with 850+ rec. yards this season.

• LB UCHENNA NWOSU had career-high 2 sacks, FF & 1st FR of season last week. Has sack in 2 of past 3. CB MICHAEL DAVIS had 1st INT of season last week. Aims for 3rd in row with PD. CB CHRIS HARRIS had 1st INT of season in Week 13.