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Chargers - Giants Total Recap

Posted Dec 8, 2013

All the articles, videos, highlights and exclusive access from the Chargers 37-14 victory.

It was an outstanding, complete victory on all levels for the San Diego Chargers over the New York Giants!

Below you will find all the articles, videos, highlights and behind the scenes access from the impressive win.  But first, check out the complete game highlight video below.

Also, go inside the Chargers locker room immediately following the victory to hear Head Coach Mike McCoy's address to the team.

Also, be sure to check out these 107 top notch photos from the Chargers official photographer.

One of the stars of the game was Keenan Allen, who scored the first two touchdowns of the day for the Bolts.  In the process, he set a franchise record for receptions by a rookie with 61.  Read all about his big game and how he made history in the victory, then watch his highlight reel of touchdowns below.

Another key factor in the win was the continued outstanding play by Philip Rivers.  The quarterback finished 21 of 28 for 249 yards and three touchdowns for a 137.4 passer rating. Check out all the reasons why it was a happy 32nd birthday for Rivers, then hear from him directly.

Other stars on offense included the formidable duo of Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead.  Mathews ran a career-high 29 times for 103 yards and a touchdown while Woodhead carried it seven times for 42 yards.  In the air, Mathews had three catches for 32 yards while Woodhead had a team-high four catches for 52 yards and a touchdown. The score was the eighth of the year for Woodhead, which set a new career high for him.  Watch both touchdowns below, as well as a can't miss catch by Woodhead that is sure to make the rounds on highlight reels nationwide.  Then, see what number 39 had to say in the locker room immediately after the game.

On the flip side, going against a top-tier offense, the Chargers defense rose to the occasion.  They forced a season-high three turnovers, including picks by Donald Butler and Shareece Wright, and a forced fumble by Reggie Walker that was recovered by Marcus Gilchrist.  One of many factors that led to the strong game was the return of Melvin Ingram and Jarret Johnson, two players whos teammates said gave them a jolt.  Click here to read all about the impressive defensive performance, then watch all the game-changing turnovers below.

All year long, Head Coach Mike McCoy has spoken about the need to play complementary football.  The Bolts played that brand of football as the offense, defense and special teams all fed off each other.

Another key factor leading to the win?  A loud and rowdy supportive home crowd at the Q.  While there were plenty of heroes to go around, many Chargers spoke to the fact that the Chargers fans played a role in the victory.

Finally, check out what McCoy and the rest of the Chargers had to say about the win below.

Finally, relive the win with these 'Top Photos', and these great fan submitted photos from the game.

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