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Rivers and Orton Set to Battle in an AFC West showdown

Two top NFL passers will do battle tonight as the Chargers get ready for their home matchup with the Broncos. In most sports betting circles, the safe bet is to go with the over, as Philip Rivers and Kyle Orton are prepared to go head to head in a Monday night showdown.

Rivers and Orton are on pace to challenge Dan Marino’s single-season record of 5,084 passing yards set in 1984. Rivers leads the NFL with 2,944 yards, and Orton is second with 2,806.

The Chargers have won two straight but are 0-2 within the division, and if you bet on NFL trends, you know that another AFC West loss could be fatal.

“You have a Denver team that I would imagine feels like we did a week or two ago: ‘Hey, we get on a little bit of a roll, we’re right in there,’” Rivers said. “We’re a win away from first place and a loss away from last place. Everybody’s in it and there’s still a long way to go.”

The Chargers are 3-1 at home, while Denver is 1-3 on the road, a good sign for the Bolts, who need a win in a big way to get into the race in the AFC West.

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