Manning is still very glad the swap happened and, according to Bob Glauber of Newsday, thanked (in what sounds like joking fashion?) Ernie Accorsi back in April for keeping him from playing "in a soccer stadium in Los Angeles".
The Giants have not scored in the first quarter yet this season. Earlier this week, Giants receiver Odell Beckham essentially called the offense predictable, saying that opposing defensive backs already know the routes that are coming.
Rivers then capped the Chargers' eight-play, 77-yard scoring drive with a 6-yard pass to Gordon to cut the Giants lead to 9-7. It led to a safety three plays later when Rivers wasn't expecting a snap and the quarterback swept the ball out of the back of the end zone.
After a Rivers interception, the Giants marched 80 yards where Manning connected with receiver Roger Lewis on a 29-yard strike for a touchdown.More news: Were Analysts Bearish Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) This Week?
They went into halftime with a one-point lead after nabbing a field goal with six seconds to go.
After Sunday afternoon, he still hasn't as the Giants dropped to 0-5 this season in a 27-22 loss. Beckham had to be carted off the field.
NOTES: Chargers DE Joey Bosa's first sack of the game was the first allowed by the Giants' offensive line in 122 pass attempts by QB Eli Manning.
Philip Rivers hit Melvin Gordon for the running back's second receiving touchdown of the game with 3:04 remaining in the game to get the win. Darkwa had just 53 yards in his first three games this season. Rivers now has 47,198 passing yards for his career. The Giants held opponents to 17.8 points last season, second-fewest in the league; they are up to 23.8, eighth-most in 2017.