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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.


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.


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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