Giants WR Dwayne Harris suffered a foot injury in Sunday's game against the Chargers, and will not return. But the Chargers' biggest flaw is their inability to defend the run, an area the Giants haven't been able to exploit this season.
They got just that with 8:53 to go in the first when a bad snap deep in Chargers territory hit the ribs of Rivers, who was calling an audible and fell into the end zone.
Not only was it the first rushing touchdown of the season from a Giants running back, it was the team's first offensive points in the first quarter this year.
Philip Rivers threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Melvin Gordon with 2:58 to play and the Los Angeles Chargers rallied to beat the New York Giants 27-22 on Sunday in a game worthy of two teams that started the season 0-4.
Darkwa's 23-yard rush was also the team's longest of the season. They eclipsed 100 yards in the first half after their previous high for a game was 91 yards.
Harris' departure from the game followed injuries to Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard.
Los Angeles punched right back with a touchdown on their first possession of the second quarter.
Safeties are one of the most exciting plays in football. Earlier this week, Giants receiver Odell Beckham essentially called the offense predictable, saying that opposing defensive backs already know the routes that are coming.