December 18, 2014

SAN DIEGO (8-6) at SAN FRANCISCO (7-7)

Saturday, 8:25 p.m. ET, CBS/NFL Network

OPENING LINE - 49ers by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Diego 6-8, San Francisco 4-8-2

SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 7-6

LAST MEETING - Chargers beat 49ers 34-7, Dec. 16, 2010

LAST WEEK - Chargers lost to Broncos 22-10; 49ers lost to Seahawks 17-7

AP PRO32 RANKING - Chargers No. 14, 49ers No. 16

CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (31), PASS (12).

CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (13), PASS (9).

49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (13), PASS (28).

49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (8), PASS (3).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chargers have three-game winning streak in series after 49ers won six in row. ... Chargers QB Philip Rivers is 48 of 64 for 607 yards - 303.5 per game - in two games vs. Niners with five TDs and no interceptions for 130.1 rating. ... Matchup of two top-10 defenses with No. 3 San Francisco and ninth-ranked San Diego. ... Rivers threw for 273 yards and three TDs, all to WR Vincent Jackson, in last meeting. Jackson had five catches for 112 yards that game. ... Chargers sacked Alex Smith six times in that meeting. ... 49ers beat Chargers 21-7 in preseason for first win at new $1.3 billion Levi's Stadium. ... Like now-eliminated Niners last week, Chargers must win out and get help to make playoffs. San Diego tied with Kansas City and Buffalo, one game out of final wild-card berth. ... 49ers are 6-1 at home vs. non-conference opponents since 2011. ... WR Anquan Boldin needs 80 yards receiving to become fourth player in franchise history with multiple 1,000-yard receiving seasons and first to do so in first two years with team (1,179 in 2013). ... San Francisco is 6-0 when Frank Gore gets 15 or more rushing attempts. Gore, who sustained concussion last week at Seattle, needs 196 yards rushing over final two games for fourth consecutive 1,000-yard season and eighth in his 10 NFL seasons. ... 49ers missing playoffs for first time under embattled fourth-year coach Jim Harbaugh.

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