Chargers notes

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

Random notes from the Chargers’ 21-20 win at the New York Giants:

Running back LaDainian Tomlinson continued to struggle. He had just 22 yards on 12 carries. He is not making much of an impact. He has just 289 yards this season.

The Giants were very cautious with returner Darren Sproles as they kicked away from him. Sproles made his presence felt with a big catch on the game-winning drive.

The Chargers overcame the loss of inside linebackers Kevin Burnett and Tim Dobbins.

Safety Eric Weddle had a big day with eight tackles.

San Diego tight end Antonio Gates uncharacteristically dropped two passes.

The Giants ran 11 more plays than San Diego did.

Punter Mike Scifres continued his excellent situational punting.

The Chargers have 15 sacks in the past three games. Linebacker Shaun Phillips has five sacks in the past three games and Shawne Merriman has four sacks in the past two games.