In the Philip Rivers-Eli Manning rivalry, score another one to the guy who wears lightning bolts.

Rivers threw three touchdown passes while Manning struggled with three interceptions as the Chargers dominated New York, beating the Giants 37-14 and likely putting an end to their playoff hopes.

Rivers, traded to the Chargers by the Giants so they could get Manning on draft day in 2004, moved to 2-0 against New York in his career, while Manning dropped to 0-3 against the Chargers, including two lopsided losses at Qualcomm Stadium. He endured heavy boos and chants of "Manning (stinks)" through the game.

San Diego's quarterback far outplayed Manning, with Rivers going an impressive 21 of 28 for 249 yards, with two touchdown throws to rookie Keenan Allen and another to Danny Woodhead. Manning was 20 of 32 for 259 with the three picks and one TD pass. Both quarterbacks were sacked twice.

San Diego kept its slim playoff hopes alive by raising its record to 6-7, while New York dropped to 5-8.

The Chargers moved the ball effectively in all phases of their offense. Ryan Mathews ran a season-high 29 times for 103 yards and one touchdown while also contributing 32 yards in receptions. It was his fourth time eclipsing 100 yards this season and the first since the Miami game in Week 11.

Nick Novak chipped in three field goals in the Chargers' most lopsided win of the year.

Novak kicked his second field goal of the fourth quarter and his third of the game, a 43-yarder late in the fourth quarter to give the Chargers their final score.