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Chargers versus Cardinals: Who to watch this Thursday

CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers makes a catch for a touchdown in front of cornerback Bene' Benwikere #23 of the Arizona Cardinals to trail 10-7 in the second quarter at StubHub Center on November 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers makes a catch for a touchdown in front of cornerback Bene' Benwikere #23 of the Arizona Cardinals to trail 10-7 in the second quarter at StubHub Center on November 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA – NOVEMBER 25: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers passes the ball under pressure from Robert Nkemdiche #90 and Haason Reddick #43 of the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of a game at StubHub Center on November 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – NOVEMBER 25: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers passes the ball under pressure from Robert Nkemdiche #90 and Haason Reddick #43 of the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of a game at StubHub Center on November 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The Chargers face off against the Cardinals this week, finally getting their first taste of live NFL action. Here’s who to keep an eye on.

The Chargers may have faced off against the Rams in practice on Thursday, but the real game action comes this week as they head to Arizona to battle the Cardinals. With everything from holdouts and injuries to rookies and free agents, the Chargers will have plenty of stories to keep an eye on this week. Though the preseason counts for nothing in the win-loss column, it may mean everything to a team trying to reach the Super Bowl this season.

Veteran Chargers may not see much game action, giving young players and rotational pieces a chance to prove they deserve a spot on the team. Though many of the starting roles have been filled and will remain the same through the entire preseason, there are opportunities for increased snaps within an offensive or defensive rotation. For example, though Geremy Davis and Artavis Scott are fighting for the fourth wide receiver spot, they are also trying to position themselves for more snaps in 2019 should they win that job. Football is back, and it’s an amazing feeling; here’s who to keep an eye on as the Chargers kick off for the first time in months.

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