The Chargers (1-4) finally got on the board in the second quarter thanks in part to 20 penalty yards racked up by the Giants defense that included a 15-yard unsportsmanlike call against linebacker B.J. Goodson.
Tre Boston intercepted the Giants quarterback, who lost four receivers to injury during the game, on fourth down in the final minute to seal Anthony Lynn's first professional victory. Both teams are leaky in coverage: the Chargers allow 28.8 yards per kick return (32nd in NFL), and the Giants allow 18 yards per punt return.
Vernon has re-aggravated his sprained ankle late in the last two games. Brett Jones will start at center for Weston Richburg, who is out with a concussion.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams, the No. 7 overall pick in this year's draft, is slated to make his NFL debut next week against the Oakland Raiders, barring any setbacks at practice this week, league sources told ESPN.
Spanish King Denounces Catalan Vote As Puigdemont Insists Independence Is Near
The Catalan President stopped short of declaring independence from Spain Monday - a move that would further deepen the crisis. It has been a part of Spain since the 15th century but has a long history of separatist sentiment.
The new Los Angeles Chargers target has missed all his rookie season while recovering from a herniated disc injury in his back.
After Sunday afternoon, he still hasn't as the Giants dropped to 0-5 this season in a 27-22 loss. The quarterback batted the ball out of the back of end zone for a safety for what was the Giants' first points scored in the first quarter this season.
The Chargers trailed the Giants, 9-0, after the first quarter.
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.