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Monday's Matchups to Watch

WR Eddie Royal (U.S. Presswire)

The Chargers look to get the bad taste of Sunday's loss out of their mouths with a win against their primary threat for the AFC West title, the Broncos. A win would be the Bolts' third victory inside the division and would put them in great position heading into the bye. To set the stage for this pivotal contest, we break down a handful of the game's most pivotal matchups.

ILBs Takeo Spikes, Donald Butler vs. QB Peyton Manning, RB Willis McGahee The Chargers have won five of their last six matchups against Manning and their inside linebackers have been a big reason why. In the past it was Stephen Cooper going check for check with Manning and getting the defense into the correct play. That now falls on 15-year veteran and defensive captain Spikes. Another key to... Recommended Stories