Chargers-Giants final score: Chargers blow out Giants 37-14 in San Diego

Jeff Gross

The San Diego Chargers creep closer to the 2013 NFL Playoffs, and a .500 record, with a blowout win over the New York Giants.

Just about everything that could've gone right for the San Diego Chargers on Sunday went right, leading to an impressive, if uninteresting, 37-14 blowout win over the New York Giants.

Despite briefly dealing with a neck injury, Philip Rivers finished with 249 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. He fumbled the ball once, but it was more the fault of Nick Hardwick's bad snap, for San Diego's only offensive turnover of the day.

Ryan Mathews finished with 135 total yards on 32 touches, and Danny Woodhead added in 94 more yards on 11 more touches. That brings the Chargers record to 5-0 when those two combine for 30+ touches.

Keenan Allen was the star, and focal point, of the Chargers offense in this game. He finished as the team's leader with 59 receiving yards, and caught 2 of Rivers' 3 touchdown passes on the day. He missed part of the game with what appeared to be a dislocated shoulder, but came back healthy after a little while. If any game has ever cemented his place as the 2013 offensive rookie of the year leading candidate, this one was it.

The entire defense played well. Shareece Wright and Donald Butler each had an interception, and newly-healthy Melvin Ingram picked up a forced fumble. Marcus Gilchrist has been getting better every week, and finished as the Chargers' team leader in tackles in this game. Even Kendall Reyes looked competent against one-on-one blocking (thank you, David Diehl).

There will be plenty of celebrating of individual performances in Bolts & Dolts tomorrow. For now, let's just enjoy another weak of somewhat-meaningful football for the 2013 San Diego Chargers.

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