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Is Wilkerson worth the money? 00:03:59
Sal Licata and Jon Hein discuss Muhammad Wilkerson's contract and wonder if he has been worth the money despite his lackluster 2017 season.

The Jets (5-9) face the Chargers (7-7) on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here's what's going on Wednesday:

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The Jets practice today at Florham Park. SNY's Ralph Vacchiano will be attending practice this week. Follow @RVacchianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the latest Jets news and rumors.

Tags: Bryce Petty, Demario Davis, Jamal Adams, Josh McCown, Leonard Williams, Muhammad Wilkerson, Robby Anderson, Rontez Miles, San Diego Chargers
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GEICO SportsNite: Jets 00:01:13
Muhammad Wilkerson's status for the Jets' matchup vs. the Chargers remains undetermined while Leonard Williams enters concussion protocol.

The Jets (5-9) face the Chargers (7-7) on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here's what's going on Tuesday:

Need to know

The Jets practice today at Florham Park. SNY's Ralph Vacchiano will be attending practice this week. Follow @RVacchianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the latest Jets news and rumors.

Tags: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Brian Winters, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Darron Lee, Jeremy Kerley, Matt Forte, Morris Claiborne, San Diego Chargers
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New York Giants wide receiver Roger Lewis Jr. hauls in a second-half touchdown reception in front of Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants wide receiver Roger Lewis Jr. hauls in a second-half touchdown reception in front of Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

The Giants lost four wide receivers, including Odell Beckham Jr. to a broken ankle, to injury in Sunday's 27-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, meaning they only have one healthy receiver on the roster: Roger Lewis Jr.

Beckham may need surgery on a fractured left ankle he suffered in the fourth quarter when he landed awkwardly after trying to go up for a catch, and the 24-year-old receiver could miss the rest of the season.

Earlier in the gameBrandon Marshall was carted off with an ankle injury, Sterling Shepard left the game with an ankle injury and Dwayne Harris broke his foot, leaving Lewis, the second-year pro out of Bowling Green, as the last man standing.

"It hurts -- like, what, three, four of my brothers got hurt today," Lewis said after the game. "They're like big brothers to me. So, it really hurts."

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Evan Engram, Jerell Adams, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Roger Lewis, San Diego Chargers, Shane Vereen, Sterling Shepard, Wayne Gallman, Matt Eisenberg
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 (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
(Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.tv

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Just when it looks like it can't get any worse … it gets worse.

Not only have the Giants lost as many games this season (five) as they lost all of last season, but they've now lost their best player, likely for the entire season, and four-fifths of what they thought would be the best receiving corps in the league.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Damon Harrison, D.J. Fluker, Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, John Jerry, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Roger Lewis, San Diego Chargers, Sterling Shepard, Wayne Gallman, Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: Giant injuries 00:00:53
Head Coach Ben McAdoo, wide receiver Roger Lewis Jr. and quarterback Eli Manning discuss the Giants' 0-5 start amid mounting injuries.

Philip Rivers threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Melvin Gordon with 2:58 to play and the Los Angeles Chargers rallied to beat the New York Giants 27-22 on Sunday in a game worthy of two teams that started the season 0-4.

The touchdown pass was Rivers' third of the game and came three plays after Kyle Emanuel had a sack, forced fumble and recovery against Eli Manning at the Giants 11-yard line. It also came four plays after Odell Beckham Jr. hurt an ankle and become the fourth Giants receiver knocked out of the game. >> Read more

Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press

Tags: Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Roger Lewis, San Diego Chargers
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New York Giants running back Wayne Gallman runs with the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Noah Spence misses a tackle during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants running back Wayne Gallman runs with the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Noah Spence misses a tackle during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

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THE GAME

The San Diego -- er, um -- Los Angeles Chargers (0-4) at the Giants (0-4 … Wait, is that right?) at the Meadowlands on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

It should rain on your pregame tailgate party and it could rain late in the game, and in between it'll be 80 degrees and cloudy as two horribly disappointing 0-4 teams play. So, in a word: Yuck.

WHAT IT MEANS

Nothing, as far as the playoffs go -- that dream is all but dead. But this game could be a tipping point for how ugly this season gets. A win and the Giants get a few days of feeling good about themselves, looking at the standings and dreaming about how there's a lot of football left to be played. Lose to an 0-4 team that has to come across country to play them, though, and … well, if you really think things couldn't get any worse, that would surely put the theory to the test.

Tags: Bobby Hart, Ereck Flowers, John Jerry, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, San Diego Chargers, Wayne Gallman, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
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Running back Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants celebrates his fourth-quarter winning touchdown during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium. (Steve Flynn/USA Today Sports Images)
Running back Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants celebrates his fourth-quarter winning touchdown during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium. (Steve Flynn/USA Today Sports Images)

While the New York Giants are still alive in the postseason and head to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC wild-card round, their 2017 opponents became official on Sunday.

The Giants will have four road games on the West Coast next season, traveling to face the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders. 

In addition to home and road games against their division rivals, New York will travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next year.

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins
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It has been a rollercoaster season for the New York Giants defense. From a time when they were the laughing stock of the league as they rattled off six straight losses to start the season, to the turnaround that kept them in contention in the NFC East.

With a struggling offense that has had a hard time putting points on the board, the Giants defense has been the deciding factor in a majority of games and as of late, they have been the only bright spot of the this New York Giants team, but?that brightness was dimmed and shut off completely yesterday.

Tags: Justin Tuck, New York Giants, New York Giants Defense, San Diego Chargers
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San Diego's Keenan Allen and Philip Rivers had an easy time against the Giants yesterday.

by Jon Wagner / SNYGiants contributor

Giants GM Jerry Reese can finally stop that Super Bowl XLVIII countdown clock he kept in the New York Giants? locker room, even throughout his team?s awful 0-6 start to the 2013 season.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, Giants-Chargers, New York Giants News
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In the last six games before Sunday?s matchup with the San Diego Chargers, Eli Manning had only thrown three interceptions. Not bad, considering how Manning struggled early on with turnovers.

But Manning and the Giants looked like they did the first half of this season in the 37-14 loss Sunday in San Diego.

Right from the start, Manning looked terrible against the team the drafted him back in 2004. The fans were quick to remind him through a chorus of ?boos? about what they thought of his decision to spurn the city and go play in New York.

Tags: chargers, giants, Giants-Chargers, giants disappointing, giants terrible, New York Giants, NFL, NY Giants, San Diego
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It looked a a rerun from the first six weeks of the season in San Diego this afternoon as the Giants played slow and sloppy in a 37-14 loss to the Chargers (6-7). ?With the defeat, the Giants (5-8) put an official end to their faux playoff intentions and the hope of finishing the season strong.

Turnovers and mistakes ruled the day for the Blue as they were outhustled and out-executed by a Chargers team that simply felt they had more to play for. ?The Giants were never in this game, folks. They fell behind, 24-0, before the half and could not mount any kind of a significant comeback. It was a hard one to watch.

The Chargers were led by QB Philip Rivers (21/28, 249 yds, 3 TD, 0 INT) and RBs Ryan Matthews (29/103/1) and Danny Woodhead (94 total yards) and rookie WR Keenan Allen (2 TD catches). Matthews is the first back to gain 100 yards on the Giants since Carolina's DeAngelo Williams in Week 3.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, Giants-Chargers, New York Giants, NFL Week 14, San Diego Chargers
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Just a snoozy first half by the Giants in San Diego for the Giants this afternoon. Miscues on offense and missteps on defense have put them in a 24-0 hole in this clearly one-sided game in the Southern California sun.

The fans, booed the hated Eli Manning for the entire first half, as their Chargers took advantage of two more Giant turnovers for scores. The Giants lead the NFL in turnovers with 32 and have not gone a single game this season now without committing at least one.

In the first quarter after hitting Hakeem Nicks for a 51-yard gain, Manning was picked off on a pass that deflected off an apathetic Rueben Randle. The Chargers would capitalize on the turnover on a 43-yard TD strike from Philip Rivers to rookie WR Keenan Allen.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, Giants-Chargers, New York Giants, NFL Week 14, San Diego Chargers
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Remember this guy? Manti Te'o has 44 combined tackles for the Chargers this season.

The Giants (5-7) continue their ascent out of the NFC cellar when they travel to the west coast to play the 5-7 San Diego Chargers.

Kickoff: 4:25pm Eastern

Tags: Giants-Chargers, New York Giants News
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The Giants have been locking up the run the past two months. No team has been able to run on them. But stopping the pass has been a challenge. San Diego QB Philip Rivers completes 70% of his passes. That worries me. Rivers has a full compliment of weapons to choose from, especially two very capable TEs. The Giants have had some issues covering TEs if you haven't noticed....

RB Danny Woodhead has been a constant for the Chargers catching the ball out of the backfield. He is the key to this ballgame. If the Giants' can limit him from bleeding them, they have a shot in this game.

Tags: Giants-Chargers, New York Giants, New York Giants News, San Diego Chargers
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San Diego is a city known for its military base, and according to Giants? offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, the Chargers? defense mimics the area?s troops with its ?camouflaged? schemes.

Gilbride said the Chargers? defense does a terrific job of disguising its formations.

?More than anything, they?re a pressure-oriented team that would like to do anything they can to keep you off balance,? he said.??They probably have as wide an array of blitz packages of anybody that we?ve faced.?I think they?re getting some players back that were injured that will help them.?

Tags: camouflage, chargers, chargers defense, coordinator corner, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Kevin Gilbride, military base, New York Giants, San Diego, San Diego Chargers
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I finished 2-2 last week to remain still a paltry 10 games under .500

I won with the Colts and Bengals. The Patriots won but did not cover, and I was a Giants? touchdown away from covering the over on total points from that game.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Tags: 49ers, cardinals, chargers, giants, New York Giants, NFL, nfl picks, saints
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Each week, I will be taking a look at the Giants? media notes to pull out some interesting facts about the upcoming opponent.

In Week 14, the Giants (5-7) head out west to take on Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers (5-7)

The Giants will need plenty of help if any shot at the playoffs is possible, but they can at least play the role of spoiler against a Chargers? team that is hanging onto playoff hope by a thread.

Tags: 2004 draft, Eli Manning, eli rivers, giants, giants chargers, New York Giants, Philip Rivers
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Got a?Case of the Mondays? Fear not! Columnist and TheJetsBlog Podcast co-host?Corey Griffin?has you covered every?Monday?morning with thoughts, ideas and opinions about all things Jets.Evaluating the AFC playoff picture through only 10 weeks is akin to watching an 87-year-old put together a puzzle without his glasses. It looks a little jumbled, there?s definitely some pieces missing and it?ll probably be a while before the picture looks coherent.

For all their dominance, the Broncos are buoyed by a 38-year-old quarterback with failing legs. Their chief rival for the No. 1 seed, undefeated Kansas City, is not nearly as imposing as their record, despite a No. 1 scoring defense and Jamaal Charles? MVP campaign. The Patriots, when healthy, look like the AFC?s best team, but they won?t be 100 percent any time this season. Meanwhile, the Colts were just worked in their own building by a Brian Schottenheimer and Kellen Clemens-led offense and the Bengals continue to ebb and flow on Andy Dalton?s schizophrenic arm (and head).

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Case of the Mondays, Corey Griffin, Geno Smith, jets, Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, nfl, NFL playoffs, Ny Jets, Oakland Raiders, Opinion, Rex Ryan, san diego chargers, Tennessee Titans, Wildcard, Brian Bassett
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All four teams that I picked last week covered. I felt bad betting against the Giants, though I expected them to win yet not cover the spread. I guess it worked out though.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Week 9 Record: 4-0

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, chargers, giants, nfl picks, Editorial Aside, rams, seahawks, SNYGiants, week 10
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Last week, the Packers and Jets covered their spreads, but the Cardinals and Giants fell short of covering.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Week 7 Record: 2-2

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, chargers, Falcons, giants, NFL, packers, Editorial Aside
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When you play the Jets, you feel it for a while after the game is over. Despite the flippancy of the headline, this story is rather serious. If you'll recall, early in the 4th quarter during Sunday's game, Chargers offensive lineman Kris Dielman suffered a dangerous-looking concussion.

From watching the game footage, it looked Dielman, while trying to push at the line during a Mike Tolbert run up the middle, slammed helmet-first into Calvin Pace. After the play was dead (and the Chargers had lost a yard), Dielman stumbled backwards around 15 yards before losing his footing and falling onto the field. Despite this, Dielman stayed in the game and didn't undergo testing until after the game ended.

However, according to ESPN, Dielman suffered a grand mal seizure on the Chargers' chartered flight back west. Dielman has yet to take the NFL's concussion test or be cleared to play and will likely miss at least two games. According to head coach Norv Turner, the Chargers handled the situation exactly as they should have:

Tags: concussions, Main Page, New York Jets, News, san diego chargers, Adam Rotter
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This hilarious post by Joe Brod over at JetNation.com is a must-read during your bye week downtime. In it, he thanks San Diego General Manager A.J. Smith and team president Dean Spanos for passing on Rex Ryan when they had the chance, letting the New York Jets snap him up:

Thank you Mike Tannenbaum and Woody Johnson for picking up the ball that Smith and Spanos fumbled.

But mostly, thank you A.J. Smith and Dean Spanos.

Tags: Chargers, Main Page, News, Rex Ryan, Adam Rotter
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In a recent article in The Sporting news, San Diego Chargers' GM A.J. Smith said that he had no regrets about drafting - and trading - Eli Manning in 2004.

"He was a Charger for 45 minutes," Smith said "and that was too much time to be a Charger, in my opinion."

Smith was of course referring to Manning's openness about not playing for San Diego, a mindset that was said to have come from Eli's famous father and brother.

Tags: A.J.Smith, Eli Manning, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants History, New York Giants News, Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers, Super Bowl XLII
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Vincent Jackson was not traded by the 4PM deadline today, which means that he will not be eligible to play until week 7.

This is good news for Giants fans, as rumored destinations were Minnesota and Washington. ?Jackson would have been a perfect fit for either team, and he would have made the revitalized Redskins much more dangerous.

You have to question the wisdom of Chargers GM AJ Smith, who let his ego get in the way of improving his team. ?If I were a Chargers fan, I'd be furious right now. ?If Jackson doesn't play for the Chargers this year, Smith has a disaster on his hands.

Tags: chargers, New York Giants, vincent jackson
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Former Cardinals and Chargers Coach Was 85

If you never saw the Chargers of the late '70's - early '80's you missed one of the best, well-oiled offenses in NFL history.? The head coach of that team was a man by the name of Don Coryell.

His tactics and philosophy are still relevant in the league today.....

Tags: Dan Fouts, Don Coryell, NFL, NFL History, San Diego Chargers
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A wise man was once asked, "What do you call a team that finds a new way to lose every week?"

"Losers" he said with a straight face.

I agree. And this year's Giants - for many reasons - may end up being losers. Yes, that means 8-8 or less, Giant fans.

Tags: Giants-Chargers, Kevin Gilbride, New York Giants
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The San Diego Chargers (4-3, 2nd place AFC West) come to the Meadowlands this afternoon to face the New York Giants (5-3, 3rd place NFC East).

This is the first time in 14 years the Chargers have come east to play the Giants.? The last time San Diego was here was in 1995 - the infamous "Snowball Game".

Tags: Giants-Chargers
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In training camp, no one thought the season would hinge on one game this early on.? The threat level is bordering orange into red.? The season could be in danger.

This week's game against San Diego, and almost every game from here on out, will be "must-win" affairs.

Coach Tom Coughlin has his group on high alert and even Eli Manning has a sense of urgency about him.

Tags: Giants-Chargers
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Chargers QB Philip Rivers was a New York Giant for about a minute during the early moments of the 2004 NFL draft.? After the Giants selected him fourth overall, he was traded to San Diego along with a booty of draft picks in return for top pick Eli Manning.

These players will always be connected through that trade, and with Miami of Ohio's Ben Roethlisberger, who was passed over in favor of them and picked eleventh by the Steelers.

Rivers has not worn a football jersey in New York since that day.? He has yet to face a New York audience as a player.? None of this is his doing.? The schedule has kept him out of Giants Stadium until now.

Tags: Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Giants-Chargers, Philip Rivers
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