|Series leader: New York has the overall series edge, 5-4.
Streaks: San Diego has won two of three.
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» Vote: Who will win?
|Okay, no divisional ramifications here, but two teams that badly need a win. The Giants' 5-0 start seems like ancient history, their secondary is pathetic at this point and the pass rush is not ferocious enough. Philip Rivers is the kind of guy who can exploit that struggling coverage, and target safety C.C. Brown in particular. The Giants badly need to get Chris Canty, Aaron Ross and Michael Boley on the field, immediately. Doubt the Chargers do much on the ground here, but this game could be won one-dimensionally given the state of New York's pass coverage. San Diego's defense is shaky as well, but you have to wonder if Eli's foot and heel are bothering him, with balls sailing high and long on him.
||Philip Rivers has 11 touchdowns in his past five outings against the NFC. ... Since 2002, San Diego's Antonio Gates leads NFL tight ends with 53 TD catches. ... The Giants have won five straight vs. the AFC, including Super Bowl XLII. ... When Justin Tuck records a sack, the Giants are 15-3.