SAN DIEGO (10-8) at ARIZONA (10-6)
Monday, 10:20 p.m., ET, ESPN
OPENING LINE - Cardinals by 3 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Diego 11-6-1, Arizona 11-4-1
SERIES RECORD - Chargers lead 9-3
LAST MEETING - Chargers beat Cardinals 41-10, Oct. 3, 2010
AP PRO32 RANKING - Chargers No. 9, Cardinals No. 14
CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (13), PASS (4).
CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (12), PASS (29).
CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (23), PASS (13).
CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (1), PASS (14).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chargers led NFL in time of possession last season (32:59). ... Previous time teams met, four years ago, Philip Rivers had a 148.1 passer rating, second-best of career. In two games against Arizona, Rivers is 34 of 44 for 472 yards and 4 TDs with an interception. ... Rivers is 8-5 on Monday nights. ... San Diego plays preseason finale and regular-season opener against same team for first time since facing Dallas Texans to start 1961 season. ... Chargers play first regular season game at University of Phoenix Stadium. ... San Diego OLBs Dwight Freeney and Melvin Ingram will play together for first time. Both were out with injuries for most of last season. ... Kurt Warner will be inducted into Cardinals' Ring of Honor at halftime, 14th person so honored. ... Arizona DE Calais Campbell only player in franchise history to have at least 50 tackles and six sacks in five different seasons. ... Arizona has lost both inside linebackers (Karlos Dansby and Daryl Washington) and defensive tackle Darnell Dockett (torn ACL) from defense that ranked first against run a year ago. ... Cardinals gained 1,333 yards more in 2013 than previous season.
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