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Chargers and fans ready for Monday Night Football

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The Chargers will try and make it 3-0 at home Monday night, as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers at Qualcomm Stadium for Monday Night Football. 

The game will air CBS 8 at 5:15 p.m.

Some fans showed up seven hours early to begin the tailgating festivities. 

Thomas Wessels and John Costa have been attending the Chargers and Steelers games for the past ten years. 

One is a Chargers fan, and the other roots for the Steelers. 

John Costa said coming out to tailgate is just a good family atmosphere, but most importantly, he said, "you can let lose and cheer for you team."

"We have been meeting out here for the last ten years. You know, you have your football family, you got your regular family," said Wessels. 

As game time got closer and closer, more and more fans arrived. All the fixings for a good tailgate showed up: food, fun, and Steelers fans, and lots of them. 

"Steeler fans are very passionate. They like to travel. Most of the time I go to games, I don't have a problem meeting new friends," said Tyrus Corbett. 

Without the Steelers' starting quarterback, many fans were not overly confident. 

"We are not overly confident in Michael Vick, but our defense is stepping up. Feel good about that," said Gleen Campbell. 

Tyrus Corbett travels the country going to games. 

He said he didn't realize "how old [Qualcomm Stadium] was." 

Among all the fun, in the back of many people's minds, there were the nagging questions: Are the Chargers leaving? How many more times will San Diego fans get to come out and tailgate at Qualcomm stadium? 

"Really, really sad. Seeing nothing extremely positive, it's hard to say we are kinda of treating this like it's our last year," said Ward Macauley. 

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