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It was over when ...

Philip Rivers made his first career start against the team that drafted him fourth overall in 2004.

(Frank Franklin II/ Associated Press)

Vincent Jackson caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers, giving the Chargers a 21-20 advantage with 21 seconds remaining.

Game ball

Jackson's grab in the end zone sealed the game for the Chargers, but he also opened the scoring for the visiting team. He hauled in a 10-yard TD pass in the second quarter that gave San Diego a 7-0 lead and finished with five receptions for 58 yards. He has scored a touchdown in four straight games.

Key Stat

The Giants began the game with a penalty on the opening kickoff and were flagged eight more times for 104 yards. The Chargers were penalized just three times for 20 yards.


The Giants' 16-play TD drive in the second quarter took 10:35 off the clock, making it the team's longest drive since 1993. ... Giants RB Brandon Jacobs left in the third quarter with a right knee injury, but he returned on the next series. ... New York LB Gerris Wilkinson left the game in the fourth quarter with a wrist injury and did not return. ... The Giants' four-game losing streak is their longest since 2006, when they also dropped four straight. ... The Chargers defeated a team with a winning record for the first time this season.

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