49ers vs Chargers : The San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Chargers meet Sunday in NFL action at StubHub Center.The San Francisco 49ers look for their first road win of the season to get back to a .500 record.
The San Francisco 49ers visit the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 4 of the 2018 NFL regular season. Niner Noise previews the matchup, including key stats, players to watch, X-factors, injury news and how to watch the game live.
After losing their second road game — and their quarterback for the remainder of the season — last week in Kansas City, the San Francisco 49ers take the short trip to Carson, CA for a showdown with the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Beathard is likely to replace Jimmy Garoppolo, who is out for the year with a torn ACL. George Kittle and Kyle Juszczyk have combined for 298 receiving yards and one touchdown while Dante Pettis has three receptions. The San Francisco 49ers ground game is averaging 152.7 yards per contest, and Matt Breida leads the way with 274 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, San Francisco is allowing 29.7 points and 384.7 yards per game. Fred Warner leads the San Francisco 49ers with 33 tackles, DeForest Buckner has 3.5 sacks and Richard Sherman has two pass deflections.
Check out Niner Noise’s post-game grades and analysis for a breakdown of the 49ers’ Week 3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, including a recap of the game and full position grades.
The 49ers and Chargers enter Sunday’s matchup with identical 1-2 records, but the future appears bleaker for San Francisco, who lost starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for the rest of the 2018 season after the QB tore the ACL in his left knee during the fourth quarter of last week’s game. Second-year quarterback C.J. Beathard will start for the Niners in place of Garoppolo.
Similar to San Francisco, the Chargers opened the season with a difficult schedule, including games against the Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams. The Chargers will look to right the ship on Sunday, as their upcoming schedule is filled with winnable games over the next two months