LT: The Game We Need to Win

Trying to make it 3 straight

By Jacques Spitzer
|  Friday, Nov 6, 2009  |  Updated 9:30 AM PDT
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Sunday's Game is Important

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After bullying weak division rivals the last two weeks, it’s time for the Chargers to pick on a team their own size.

The Chargers (4-3) are coming off a two game winning steak and are headed to New York to take on the reeling Giants (5-3). The Giants have lost 3 straight after opening the season 5-0, including a 40-17 loss last week to the Philadelphia Eagles.  The Chargers are yet to beat a team with a winning record.

“This is the game we need to win,” running back LaDainian Tomlinson said, “Going to a place like New York, hostile environment against a very good team, it will do a lot for our confidence.”

San Diego has been able to rest so key injured players and center Nick Hardwick is almost ready to play.  LaDainian Tomlinson said he is feeling completely healthy. 

This Sunday’s game will also be the first time quarterbacks Eli Manning and Phillip Rivers square off. The Chargers used their No. 1 pick to draft Manning and then traded him for Rivers a few picks, which turned out to be linebacker Shawne Merriman and kicker Nate Kaeding.

Kickoff is slated for 1:15 p.m.

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