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Travel Memories: Giants' history in Los Angeles


The Giants travel to SoFi Stadium to face the Los Angeles Chargers, as Big Blue will look to pick up their second road win of the season. These two teams have met 12 other times prior to Sunday's matchup, with the Chargers leading the all-time series, 7-5. The Giants will make their first trip to Los Angeles to play the Chargers since the team relocated from San Diego in 2017.

Big Blue won their inaugural two games against the Chargers in East Rutherford. The Giants earned a 35-17 victory in the teams' first matchup. Fran Tarkenton threw for 270 yards and a touchdown in the contest. Big Blue also scored 35 points in their second meeting with the Chargers. This time, they secured a 35-24 win. The three-headed rushing attack of Larry Watkins, Ron Johnson, and Joe Dawkins led the way to the win, as they combined for 159 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

View photos of the Giants traveling to Los Angeles ahead of their Week 14 matchup with the Chargers.

The Giants made their first visit to San Diego in Week 7 of the 1980 season and wound up falling to the Chargers, 44-7. But Big Blue rebounded in their next trip to California to play the Chargers in 1989. The Giants jumped out to a 13-3 lead midway the third quarter, highlighted by a four-yard rushing touchdown by Otis Anderson. Big Blue would hold onto the lead for the rest of the game, recording a 20-13 victory. The Giants defense also played superb, as they did not give up an offensive touchdown in the contest and only allowed 179 total yards.

Big Blue's next trip to San Diego came in Week 4 of the 1998 season. The Giants started this game out strong, posting 21 straight points in the first half. This scoring barrage was highlighted by a touchdown pass from Danny Kanell to Chris Calloway in the second quarter. After going into halftime with a 21-6 lead, Big Blue would cruise in the second half to a 31-16 victory. Percy Ellsworth had the exclamation point in this Giants' when he intercepted a Ryan Leaf pass and returned it for a touchdown to extend the Giants' lead.

In Big Blue's final visit to San Diego, the Chargers secured a 37-14 win at Qualcomm Stadium in 2013. Hakeem Nicks did accumulate 135 receiving yards on five catches for the Giants, while Victor Cruz also reeled in five passes, but it was not enough for the win.

View rare photos of the all-time series between the New York Giants and Los Angeles Chargers ahead of their Week 14 matchup.


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