Following the Bengals game, the player every Chargers' fan loves to hate, Eli Manning, comes to town with the New York Giants.
Eli and the G-men have had a tough season starting out 0-6, but have been much better of late going 4-1 over their past 5 games.
Offensively, the Giants rank in the bottom half of the league in most categories. They rank 27th in points scored (19.4) and 24th in yards per game (323.9). In passing and rushing yards they rank 17th (235.5) and 25th (88.4) respectively.
Defensively New York has fared better ranking 12th in overall yards (333.8), 15th against the pass (235 yards per game) and seventh against the run (98.8 yards per game). Despite their solid performance on defense, they rank 24th in points allowed with 25.5 per game.
Why the Chargers can win
The Giants are just 1-4 on the road and could be 1-5 if they lose at Washington this week.
Their four wins have come against the Vikings, Eagles, Raiders and Packers who were all without their starting quarterbacks. The last time they played an entire game against a starting quarterback was in a losing effort to the Bears on October 10.
Speaking of quarterbacks, Eli Manning is sure to draw the ire of a passionate and unforgiving San Diego crowd who hasn't forgotten when Eli's daddy said his boy wouldn't play for the Chargers if he was drafted back in 2004.
On defense, the Giants are susceptible to the pass which is the Chargers bread in butter.
How the Chargers can lose
As mentioned in the previous slide, the Chargers secondary is awful and have a difficult time against good receivers.
The Giants have a great receiver in Victor Cruz who already has 60 receptions for 851 yards and four touchdowns. He is also averaging 14.2 yards per reception.
The other issue is the Giants represent the proverbial "trap game" for the Chargers.
Should the Chargers defeat Cincinnati this week, they will be coming off consecutive wins, be right in the thick of the playoff race and will be facing a tough division game on a short week at Denver the following Thursday.
It would be easy for the Chargers to take the Giants lightly and be looking ahead to the Broncos.
The Giants have been flat out mediocre all season and have recently picked up some wins against opponents' backup quarterbacks. The Chargers should win this one at home to a myriad of fans chanting "Eli sucks, Eli sucks."