The Giants led, 9-0, after the first quarter. They got a safety when Chargers’ QB Philip Rivers shoveled an early shotgun snap out of the end zone, and a 23-yard scoring run from Darkwa. Starting in place of injured Paul Perkins, Darkwa carried six times for 58 yards in the first quarter. He had no second-quarter carries.
Los Angeles scored on a 6-yard pass from Philip Rivers to running back Melvin Gordon.
Eli Manning completed 8-of-17 passes for 62 yards. Nick Novak kicked a 20-yard field goal to give LA the lead with 9 seconds left in the half.
The Giants lost wide receivers Sterling Shepard and Brandon Marshall in the second quarter. Shepard hobbled off after appearing to injure his left ankle. Marshall was carted off after landing awkwardly while trying to make a catch. Both are questionable to return with ankle injuries.
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