The San Francisco 49ers are 5-4 on the season after taking down the Los Angeles Chargers 22-16. Kyle Shanahan’s team found themselves trailing at the half, but the offense enjoyed a 12-point final two quarters and the defensive end held LA to no points as they cruised to the win.

San Francisco took the lead midway through the fourth quarter on a 14-play, 77-yard drive by Christian McCaffrey’s goal-line touchdown. After taking the lead for the first time in the game, the defense shut down Justin Herbert and the rest of the Chargers offense, allowing just 10 yards of offense on the final three drives before picking off Herbert to close the game.

Garoppolo finished 240 yards through the air on 19-of-28 passing. Brandon Ayuk was the go-to guy, catching six of his seven targets for 84 yards. Meanwhile, Elias Mitchell led the Niners in rushing with 89 yards on the ground at a 4.9-yards-per-carry clip. As for McCaffrey, he went 77 yards from scrimmage with a rushing touchdown.

On the other hand, Herbert completed 21 of 35 for 196 yards, a touchdown and an interception. DeAndre Carter led all Chargers with 64 yards through the air.

From here, the 49ers will prepare for an international matchup against the Arizona Cardinals at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca. As for the Chargers, they will return to Sophie Stadium and await the Kansas City Chiefs in prime time for an AFC West showdown.



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