SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 30: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers drops back to pass in the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL pre-season football game at Candlestick Park on August 30, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
The San Diego Chargers are listed as 1-point favorites for their Week 1 AFC West showdown with the Oakland Raiders on Monday night, according to OddsShark.
The San Diego Chargers are listed as 1-point favorites for their Week 1 AFC West showdown with the Oakland Raiders on Monday night, according to OddsShark. The over/under for the game has been set at 47, down .5 points from where it opened.
It looks like the Chargers will be without running back Ryan Matthews on Monday night. Matthews, who is recovering from a broken clavicle, has been participating in individual drills without contact, but is not ready for game action. Ronnie Brown is expected to see most of the carries in his place.
The Raiders will lean on running back Darren McFadden, who should have his way with a questionable Chargers' run defense. Quarterback Carson Palmer had a rough preseason, throwing four interceptions and no touchdowns while completing just 58.9 percent of his passes.
Monday's kickoff is slated for 10:15 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on ESPN.
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