Denver Broncos (2-3) at San Diego Chargers (3-2)

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is 7-3 on Monday nights, with 17 touchdowns and a 105.2 passer rating. Rivers and the Chargers will host Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Monday night. Enlarge photo

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San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is 7-3 on Monday nights, with 17 touchdowns and a 105.2 passer rating. Rivers and the Chargers will host Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Monday night.

Time: 6:30 p.m. Monday, ESPN, KRSJ 100.5 FM

Opening Line: Chargers by 3

Record vs. Spread: Denver 2-3; San Diego 3-2

Series Record: Broncos lead 55-48-1

AP Pro32 Ranking: No. 15 Broncos; No. 13 Chargers

Last Meeting: Broncos beat San Diego 16-13, OT, Nov. 27, 2011

Last Week: Broncos lost to Patriots 31-21; Chargers lost to Saints 31-24

Broncos Offense: Overall (9), rush (17), pass (5)

Broncos Defense: Overall (13), rush (21), pass (11)

Chargers Offense: Overall (23), rush (16), pass (19)

Chargers Defense: Overall (T11), rush (5), pass (20)

Streaks, Statistics and Notes: Chargers lead the Broncos by one game in the AFC West.

Peyton Manning has won 11 of 15 of his Monday starts, with a 96.3 passer rating.

Last week, Manning registered his 66th career 300-yard passing game, most in NFL history.

Broncos wasted Manning’s 345-yard, three-touchdown performance in a loss to the Patriots.

San Diego’s Philip Rivers is 7-3 on Monday nights, with 17 touchdowns and a 105.2 passer rating.

Chargers have won nine of the last 12 in this series, but the Broncos have won two of the last three in San Diego.

Although this is the first matchup against Manning since he signed with the Broncos, the Chargers have had the QB’s number since 2005, going 5-1 against him while he was with Indianapolis. The Chargers eliminated Manning’s Colts from the playoffs in 2007 and ’08.

San Diego is 5-4 overall against Manning since 1998, when he was the No. 1 draft pick overall; the Chargers took Ryan Leaf No. 2.

Denver had as many playoff wins last season (one) as the Chargers have in their last four seasons. Chargers have missed the playoffs the last two seasons.

San Diego coach Norv Turner is 110-115-1 in the regular season in stops with Washington, Oakland and San Diego.

The Chargers appear ready to take the training wheels off RB Ryan Mathews after limiting his carries the last two games in punishment for fumbling on the Atlanta 4-yard line in a 27-3 loss to the Falcons three weeks ago. Mathews has been losing his carries to journeyman Jackie Battle.

Associated Press

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