Denver at San Diego
Time: 8:30 (ESPN)
Records: Broncos (2-3), Chargers (3-2)
The skinny: Chargers lead Broncos by one game in AFC West. ... Last week, Denver QB Peyton Manning registered 66th career 300-yard passing game, most in NFL history. Broncos wasted Mannings 345-yard, three-touchdown performance in loss to Patriots. ... San Diegos Philip Rivers is 7-3 on Monday nights, with 17 touchdowns, 105.2 passer rating. ... Chargers have won nine of last 12 in series, but Broncos have won two of last three in San Diego. ... Although this is first matchup against Manning since he signed with Broncos, Chargers have had QBs number since 2005, going 5-1 against him while he was with Indianapolis. ... Chargers appear ready to take training wheels off RB Ryan Mathews after limiting his carries last two games in punishment for fumbling at Atlanta 4-yard line in 27-3 loss to Falcons three weeks ago.