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How the Chargers and Broncos match up for the season opener Monday

Weapons abound for the veteran Chargers quarterback, starting with a healthy wideout Keenan Allen, who has been dominant during the preseason after missing all of last year with a knee injury.

Add in a healthy Travis Benjamin and the reliable Dontrelle Inman, who is questionable Monday, and the Chargers have the talent required to match up with Denver’s terrific secondary, which is led by cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr.

Antonio Gates, a touchdown away from the record for most scored by tight end in NFL history, and Hunter Henry will be mismatches for the Broncos linebackers.

Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders will be a big test for Chargers corners Jason Verrett and Casey Hayward after injuries limited both in the preseason.

The high altitude in Denver could force the Chargers to rotate on defense more frequently, putting young players such as Nigel Harris and Desmond King in difficult situations.

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