Team Comparison: Previewing Chargers at 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers will host the Los Angeles Chargers at Levi's® Stadium for the team's final exhibition game. Thursday's contest will serve as a final showcase for those still competing for roster spots.

Here's a quick breakdown of Thursday night's matchup.

Series Highlights

Since 1987, the 49ers and Chargers have met 45 times in the preseason, with the 49ers leading the all-time preseason series 25-20.

San Francisco has won each of the past seven preseason matchups against the Chargers, including a 31-21 victory last season in San Diego.

Thursday's game will be the 15th time in the last 16 seasons that both teams have met to close out the preseason.

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San Francisco and Los Angeles have faced off in 13 regular season games and one Super Bowl, which Steve Young and Co. won, 49-26 in Florida.

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Notes from Last Week

49ers at Vikings

The San Francisco 49ers visited the site of Super Bowl LII for their third exhibition contest, falling to the Minnesota Vikings 32-31.

Passing Leaders: Pierre Garçon completed his first nine passes of the game, including a 46-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Goodwin on the team's first offensive possession. He finished the game completing 12-of-17 attempts for 176 yards, and two touchdowns and earned a 143.3 passer rating.

Rushing Leaders:Raheem Mostert finished the night with two touchdowns on 130 yards of total offense.

Receiving Leaders:Pierre Garçon connected with Hoyer fon six catches for 64 yards.

Defensive Leaders:San Francisco's defense held the Vikings scoreless in the first half. Rookie Reuben Foster led the defense with eight tackles.

Special Teams Leaders:Victor Bolden Jr. brought back a kick return for 28 yards.

Chargers at Rams

The Chargers won their first preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams, 21-19, scoring all 21 points in the first quarter.

Passing Leaders: Quarterback Philip Rivers was perfect on Saturday, completing all six of his passes for 85 yards and a touchdown. The 14-year veteran earned a perfect 158.3 passer rating.

Rushing Leaders: Undrafted rookie Austin Ekeler led Chargers running backs with seven carries for 37 yards.

Receiving Leaders:Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin led Chargers receivers with 45 yards a piece.

Defensive Leaders:Joey Bosa finished the game with a sack for a loss of 16 yards, and a forced fumble of Rams quarterback Jared Goff. The loose ball was returned my Melvin Ingram for a touchdown.

Special Teams Leaders: Ekeler brought back a kick return for 29 yards.Preseason Team Comparisons

Offensive Comparisons

Defensive Comparisons

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