SAN DIEGO — Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers still have Eli Manning’s number.
Not the one briefly issued to Manning at the 2004 NFL draft, of course. Just another victory against him.
Rivers found rookie Keenan Allen for two of his three touchdown passes, and the Chargers beat Manning and the New York Giants, 37-14, Sunday to keep alive their long-shot playoff hopes.
The Chargers (6-7) won for just the second time in six games.
Manning dropped to 0-3 against San Diego since 2004, when the Chargers took him with the No. 1 overall draft pick and then sent him a short time later to the Giants for Rivers and a handful of draft picks.
The Giants (5-8) were eliminated from the playoff picture. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.