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SAN DIEGO — Left tackle Jared Gaither, running back Ryan Mathews and right tackle Jeromey Clary sat out the San Diego Chargers’ light practice Wednesday.

Save for one shaky performance, Peyton Manning has done most everything the Denver Broncos expected when they signed him to a lucrative deal in the offseason.

The San Diego Chargers (3-2) are listed as the early odds favorites for Monday night’s game against the Denver Broncos (2-3). San Diego is placed as a three-point favorite with the total set at over 50, according to SB Nation odds powered by However, OddsShark has the game set at even with the total set at over 49.5.

The Denver Broncos (2-3) travel to San Diego for an AFC West showdown against the Chargers (3-2) on Monday Night Football in a game that is expected to be a high scoring yet close affair.

Q: The Broncos were slow up to the line and getting off the field in the Patriots game, being at sea level you would think they would not have worn down as quickly as they were showing. Discipline or conditioning?

The Chargers had an extra day of practice Wednesday, courtesy of their next game falling on a Monday, not a Sunday.

One of the biggest riddles the Broncos defense has to solve this week just might be to try to figure out how much Chargers coach Norv Turner really trusts running back Ryan Mathews.

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  • Keenan Rickless

    Have to decide how much the Chargers will use Ryan Mathews? Well, it depends. If he has a good game, or we are winning, he will get the ball as little as possible. If he has a bad day, or we are losing and really need to put points on the board, he will get the ball as little as possible.

    • Ernie Padaon

      so you are saying… he is not going to get the ball?

      • Ernie Padaon

        or get it as little as possible… haha

        • Keenan Rickless

          I’m saying that giving the ball to the good player is a bad idea, duh!
          Why would winning games be important? It’s not like winning games gets you to the playoffs…right?….RIGHT?!?!?!

          • Ernie Padaon

            so dang right… thats a stupid idea.