5 reasons the winless New York Giants (0-4) will knock off the winless Los Angeles Chargers * (0-4) on Sunday in New Jersey.

Ground control: L.A. ranks near the bottom at running the ball and stopping the run. This is a rough way to win games, be it football or rugby.

Lack of faith: Habitual losing saps confidence and trust. Though both teams are winless, the Giants can draw from a deeper confidence bank, having reached the playoffs last winter. Most of L.A.’s starters and key backups are riding an 0-9 losing streak. Go back nearly a year – Nov. 27, at Houston – for the last time the lightning-bolt players reaped the positive reinforcement that an NFL victory provides.

Fake-grass challenge: This will be L.A.’s first game on synthetic turf after having played all eight games (including the four preseason exhibitions) on grass. “Walk-through” sessions were on synthetic turf at Orange Coast College two months ago — but practices were limited to the grass field at the team’s complex in Costa Mesa. Ideally, the team would acclimate itself to the Giants stadium surface on Saturday, but the workout will be at local high school facility. Pregame warmups will help.

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