Eli Manning reportedly had X-ray on neck following Chargers loss

Eli Manning reportedly had X-ray on neck following Chargers loss”

On the other side of the field, Chargers first year head coach Anthony Lynn desperately needs a win as well.

After watching how awkwardly Giants receiver Odell Beckham landed on his left ankle late in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, one couldn't be faulted for assuming the worst. He was the fourth Giants wideout to leave the game with an injury, joining Sterling Shepard, Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris. The drive ended with Rivers hitting Melvin Gordon for a six-yard touchdown pass. DeVante Parker left the Dolphins eventual win over the Titans with an ankle injury in the third quarter, and did not return.

Meanwhile, wide receiver Tyrell Williams, listed as questionable for Sunday's game because of a neck injury, will play against the Giants.

Four minutes remained in the game when Beckham went down.

That moment of vulnerability will likely be overshadowed by the excruciating-looking injury Beckham would suffer the very next quarter.

Regardless of what record the Giants finish with, McAdoo's job is probably safe since he guided them to the playoffs last season.

Beckham was one of four receivers the Giants lost to injury in what was a calamitous day. Rivers has captured both head-to-head meetings - winning in 2009 and 2013 - while Manning is 0-3 against the Chargers, also losing to the Drew Brees-led team in 2005. On offense, the Chargers are putting up 18 points and 344.3 yards per game, but averaging just 67.5 yards per game on the ground. The safety put the Giants up 2-0. On the next play, the Chargers' Melvin Ingram sacked Eli Manning, forced a fumble and recovered it on the 11-yard line to set up Los Angeles's go-ahead touchdown.

The play immediately following Beckham's injury cost the Giants badly. They've both lost close games and just don't look good right now. He made one mistake early by throwing an interception in the end zone but rebounded with a superb second half, despite his receivers dropping multiple passes. Let's just hope that Manning's streak of not missing a game since taking over as the team's starter back in 2004 doesn't come to an end here. And getting them excited about the plays that are coming up, excited about the opportunities of where they might get the ball or how we're going to score and how we're going to win this game.

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