- Associated Press - Thursday, September 4, 2014

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.

___

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide