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Game Day: San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers

Sep 3, 2015 at 12:00 AM


Tonight, the San Francisco 49ers (1-2) will host the San Diego Chargers (2-1) at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

The Chargers are coming off of a 16-15 loss against the Seattle Seahawks. The 49ers are coming off of a 19-12 loss against the Denver Broncos.


The 49ers finish the 2015 preseason against their second straight AFC West opponent as they host the Chargers. The 49ers and Chargers have met every year in preseason since 1987 with the 49ers having won the last five matchups.

Against the Broncos, the 49ers rushed for 145 yards. Players like RB Reggie Bush and RB Kendall Hunter saw their first preseason action of the season. Bush ripped off a 21-yard run in his only attempt while QB Colin Kaepernick added 53 himself.

The first-team unit should not see much action against the Chargers. The final preseason game is mostly for roster evaluation as teams are required to cut their squads down to 53 players by 1 PM on Saturday. Tonight will be a good opportunity for players to impress the 49ers coaches as well as coaches around the league.

The good news for fans outside of the Bay Area is that NFL Network has picked up the game and will broadcast it live, giving many fans their first opportunity this season to see the team on TV.

Kickoff: Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 PM PT

Television: The game will be televised live on KPIX 5 and NFL Network

Bay Area Radio: KGO 810 & The Bone 107.7 (Other radio affiliates)

Spanish Radio: KTRB 860

Last Preseason Meeting: 8/24/14, 49ers win, 21-7, at SF

All-Time Preseason Matchup: 49ers lead series 23-20

Betting: The 49ers are 3 point favorites.

NFL Fan Picks: 63% pick the 49ers to win according to Yahoo! Sports

Follow Game Online: NFL.com's Game Center

Discuss: Niner Talk forum

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Game Averages (Rank)

Chargers 49ers
18.0 (21st)
Offense Pts
15.0 (29th)
280.3 (22nd)
Offense Yds
213.7 (31st)
174.7 (24th)
Offense Pass
79.7 (32nd)
105.7 (10th)
Offense Rush
134.0 (5th)
14.0 (6th)
Defense Pts Allowed
16.0 (11th)
250.7 (5th)
Defense Yds Allowed
324.7 (17th)
156.0 (5th)
Defense Pass Allowed
205.3 (18th)
94.7 (15th)
Defense Rush Allowed
119.3 (25th)

More:

49ers players on bubble to watch Thursday
The Sacramento Bee

5 Things to Watch When the 49ers Host the Chargers
49ers.com

Top 10 49ers to watch in preseason finale vs Chargers
CSN Bay Area
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