Published: November 4th, 2009 | Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Ken Whisenhunt, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Chargers will travel across the country this week to play the Giants, who are 5-3 but on a three-game losing streak.
Can the Chargers — who entered this season with legitimate Super Bowl aspirations — take advantage and finally beat a team with a winning record? They couldn’t earlier in the year when a then-struggling Steelers team beat them in Pittsburgh. In fact, San Diego has yet to beat a winning team in three tries this season and is 10-16 against winning teams since 2007, including 3-11 when those games take place on the road.
The San Diego Union-Tribune writes that Sunday’s game at Giants Stadium is, indeed, a defining moment for this Chargers season:
There are certain games that give direction to a season, define a team, make a career.
The Chargers are going to the Big Apple — actually New Jersey, but a big stage nonetheless — to play one of those games.
And no one can dispute it. …
Defensive end Luis Castillo did not hesitate nor hold back when the importance of this Sunday’s game at the New York Giants was brought up.
“This is a heavyweight fight,” Castillo said. “We’ve been in the same position against a great team that’s been struggling a bit. We had a chance to go in there and make a statement, and we didn’t do it. We haven’t done well with those. This is a game we need to step up.”
Other stories from around the Web on Wednesday:
- The slumping Giants are struggling to communicate.
- The Packers are a wild-card team, at best.
- The Patriots are showing more balance on offense.
- Adjusting to the Eagles’ script is the key to the Cowboys having a happy ending.
- Losing at home is testing more than Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt; it’s testing the fans’ patience.
- There is plenty of blame to go around for the Buccaneers’ offensive woes.