This all came in a game in which Beckham nearly served as the hero, much like he was past year in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens.
The injury happened with four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, when Beckham landed awkwardly after attempting to catch a high pass and was forced to leave the field in a cart.
A toxic blend of sloppy and fragile, the Giants (0-5) looked capable of positioning themselves to draft a quarterback next spring who will succeed Eli Manning, soon to be 37 years old. It was replaced, as the players left the field, by full-throated boos.
It was gut-check time for the Giants, who entered the game 0-4, to step up and respond.
There, the shock, anger, even humiliation poured forth, along with the confusion.
"I knew it was bad", Giants tight end Evan Engram said after the game, according to ESPN. "This was the one". "Every game of course is something important, but this one.to let it slip through our fingers is definitely heartbreaking". On 3rd-and-7 from his own 23-yard line, Eli Manning dropped back but was hit by Ingram.
Through the first four weeks of the season, the Chargers lacked an identity on the field as they were unable to execute Lynn's vision of smashmouth football.
But there were events that fell beyond the control of the coaching staff, such as injuries.
Manning isn't the issue - His numbers are off from previous year and even 2015, but Eli Manning isn't the issue, even with his bad fumble in the fourth quarter.
"There's not a secret formula to fix it", Manning said. "Just because he doesn't have the sack numbers of maybe Melvin doesn't mean he isn't having a good season. It's fair to say his season is over", McAdoo said in quotes posted on the team's Twitter feed.
On Sunday, while eight road teams walked away victorious, it was the players who didn't walk away at all who drew much of the attention.
Warning: You should not scroll down if you don't want to see a limb contort in ways that limbs are not supposed to contort. Manning also fumbled late in the fourth quarter, which led to the Chargers seizing the lead.
In other words, there are a lot of problems.
"Everyone is disappointed, I am aware of it", he said. We get paid to win, not just compete.
The predictability comment by Beckham could have stung McAdoo, a former offensive coordinator who was hailed as a scoring guru when he was hired. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year returned in 2017 after missing the last 13 games of last season following his second back surgery.
Are defenses teeing up? Rudolph will have a great chance to contribute to both facets of the team.
Marshall, who is now on his second team in the NY area, has matriculated into the media as well during the latter stages of his career, working on "Inside the NFL", Showtime's popular weekly series.