It’s hard to say, but this game was over before the second half even began.
However, staying with trend of the last several weeks for the Giants, the game was likely over when Chargers’ quarterback Justin Herbert hooked up with Jalen Guyton for a 59-yard touchdown with 17 seconds left in the first half.
The score put the Chargers up 24-7 and they had the ball coming their way at the beginning of the second half. With the offense’s inability to move the ball and get points on the board, even at halftime, it was hard to imagine the Giants scoring an additional 17 points to even get to that 24-point mark.
During the second half, the Chargers continued to roll. Big Blue made an effort during garbage time to pad stats and the score but the game was never as close as the scoreboard showed.
Defensive lineman Leonard Williams went to the locker room in the second quarter with an elbow injury. In the 3rd quarter, he was ruled out for the remainder of the game.
Offensive lineman Ben Bredeson suffered an undisclosed injury late in the game. He left the field and did not return.
Quarterback Mike Glennon was hit hard and shaken up in the first half, but managed to remain in the game for the duration.
Giants head coach Joe Judge will hold a Zoom call with the team’s beat writers on Monday morning before a few players are also made available.
The Giants will return to practice on Wednesday ahead of a Week 15 game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, December 19 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Kickoff is 1:00 pm. ET.