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.
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.
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.