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The San Diego Chargers will win against the New York Giants

Each week, we give San Diego Chargers three reasons to be optimistic about the team's chances in their upcoming game. This Sunday, they welcome Eli Manning and the New York Giants to town.

Peter Aiken

The Giants are Frauds

Hey, remember when I said the Giants have won 5 of their last 6 games and we should be afraid of them? Just kidding, they're frauds.

Remember when everyone was afraid of the Kansas City Chiefs, and then it turned out they just looked really good because they've been facing bad QBs the whole time? Here are the QBs the Giants have faced in their last 6 games:

  • Josh Freeman (Vikings)
  • Michael Vick / Matt Barkley
  • Terrelle Pryor
  • Scott Tolzien
  • Tony Romo
  • Robert Griffin III

You could argue that RG3 is a good quarterback, but I would immediately start searching for the time machine that you used to travel here from the year 2012.

You could argue that Tony Romo is a good QB, and I would tell you that's the 1 game the Giants didn't win.

So, to recap. When facing really terrible QBs, the Giants can win games! When facing good QBs, the Giants can not win games! Philip Rivers is a good QB.

Why even play the game? This one is over.


The San Diego Chargers are a team that's good enough to win when they win the turnover battle. In fact, they're 3-1 this season when winning the turnover battle, the loss coming at the hands of the Denver Broncos.

This would be great news, except that the Chargers are ranked 25th in the league in turnover differential. WAIT, it's still great news because the Giants are even worse! They're ranked 29th in the league!

The Giants have won the turnover battle in 3 of their games this season, going 3-0 in them.

All San Diego needs to do is win the turnover battle, which they apparently stand a better chance of doing than the Giants do, and the game is theirs for the taking!

West Best Coast

Traveling cross-country as an NFL team is never fun, and it almost makes it more difficult to play your best. Most notably, the 1:25pm PT kickoff is what normally throws east coast teams off.

The Giants have yet to play a game west of Dallas this season, so there's no telling how they might perform with screwed-up body clocks.