The San Francisco 49ers are above 0.500 on the season at 5-4 after toppling the Los Angeles Chargers, 22-16. Kyle Shanahan’s side found themselves behind in the first half, but enjoyed dominance over the last two quarters as the attack scored 12 points while the defensive side of the ball left Los Angeles goalless on their way to victory.
San Francisco advanced midway through the fourth quarter as Christian McCaffrey capped off the goal line with 14 playing distances and 77 yards. After grabbing the lead for the first time in the game, the defense continued to lock in Justin Herbert and the rest of the Chargers’ attack, allowing only 10 yards of total attack in the last three pushes and starting Herbert finishing the match.
Garoppolo finished 240 yards in the air in 19 of 28 passes. Brandon Aiyuk was his first goal, shooting six of his seven for 84 yards. Meanwhile, Elijah Mitchell led the Niners’ rushing attack, scoring 89 yards off the ground at a 4.9-yard clip. As for McCaffrey, he hit 77 yards of melee combined with that quick descent.
On the flip side, Herbert completed 21 of 35 for 196 yards, a touchdown and an interception. DeAndre Carter drove all Traffic Chargers 64 yards in the air.
From here, the 49ers will prepare for an international match with the Arizona Cardinals that will be held at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. As for the Chargers, they’ll be back at SoFi Stadium, waiting for the Kansas City Chiefs to face the AFC West in prime time.
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