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49ers vs. Chargers: How to watch, stream, and listen to the preseason finale

Aug 22, 2023 at 2:06 PM--

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The San Francisco 49ers play their last home game of the 2023 preseason as they take on the Los Angeles Chargers at Levi's Stadium. This matchup marks the 50th preseason meeting between the two teams and the first since 2021, when the 49ers beat the Chargers 15-10 in Los Angeles.

Previous game

The 49ers are coming off a 21-20 win against the Denver Broncos. Offensively, the 49ers registered 422 total yards as QB Trey Lance completed 12 of his 18 passing attempts for 173 yards and one touchdown to TE Cameron Latu, who finished the night with three catches for 46 yards. FB Jack Colletto caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from QB Sam Darnold, and WR Ronnie Bell registered seven receptions for 114 yards, including a 43-yard reception that set up K Jake Moody for a game-winning 32-yard field goal as time expired.

Defensively, LB Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles led the way with six tackles, while DL Marlon Davidson and DL T.Y. McGill each registered their first sack of the preseason.

The 49ers Communications staff provided the above breakdown.

Below is everything you need to know to follow the upcoming game.

When does the game start?

Friday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m. PT

Where is the game being played?

Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California

Who are the head coaches?

49ers: Kyle Shanahan
Chargers: Brandon Staley

What channel is the game on?

49ers Broadcast
Network: KPIX 5 and CW Bay Area
Play-by-Play: Greg Papa
Color Analyst: Tim Ryan
Sideline Reporter: Vern Glenn

Chargers Broadcast
Network: CBS
Play-by-Play: Matt "Money" Smith
Color Analyst: Dan Fouts and Daniel Jeremiah
Sideline Reporter: LaDainian Tomlinson

What areas will receive the broadcast?

Fans in the 49ers and Chargers local broadcast markets can watch the game live. NFL Network will also broadcast the game live. Although, the beginning will not be broadcast in its entirety as the network waits for the previous game to conclude. NFL Network will transition between 49ers-Chargers and Titans-Patriots once the action at Levi's Stadium begins.

Where can I stream the game?

NFL+ subscribers can live stream the game in its entirety.

Where can I listen to the radio broadcast?

Bay Area fans can listen on KGO 810 AM and The Bone 107.7 FM, where Bob Fitzgerald and Keena Turner will call the game.

Jesús Zárate and Carlos Yustis will call the game in Spanish. That broadcast can be listened to at

Los Angeles area fans can listen on ALT FM-98.7, where Matt "Money" Smith, Dan Fouts, and Daniel Jeremiah will call the game (same as the local TV broadcast).

NFL+ subscribers can listen to the game through that service.

Game discussion

Fans can discuss the game within our Niner Talk forum.

How has this series played out historically?

Preseason Matchups: 49
Preseason Series: 49ers lead series 27-22
First Preseason Meeting: 8/3/68, Chargers win, 30-18, at SD
Last Preseason Meeting: 8/22/21, 49ers win, 15-10, at LA
Current Streak: Won 1
Longest 49ers Win Streak: 8 (9/2/10 - 8/31/17)
Longest Chargers Win Streak: 4 (8/15/81 - 8/18/84)
Most 49ers Points: 41 (8/29/13): 49ers win, 41-6, at SD
Most Chargers Points: 35 (8/18/84): Chargers win, 35-15, at SD
49ers Shutouts: None
Chargers Shutouts: None
SD - San Diego, CA; LA - Los Angeles

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