EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — In any other year, a game between the Chargers and Giants would be a time to recall the 2004 draft-day trade when New York acquired No. 1 overall draft pick Eli Manning from San Diego in exchange for No. 4 pick Philip Rivers and a number of a draft picks, including a first-rounder the following year.
It would be a time to note that Manning led the Giants to two Super Bowl titles, and that the Chargers got a highly productive quarterback who has never led them to a title.
That's not the story this year, nor is the Chargers now playing in Los Angeles.
It's a matchup of two desperate 0-4 teams meeting at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.