Get scoring updates, news and analysis Thursday at 7 p.m. when the 49ers take on the Los Angeles Chargers at Levi’s Stadium in their final preseason game.
The 49ers’ final dress rehearsal before opening the regular season against the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 10 will feature a whole lot of understudies. San Francisco and the Chargers will both keep almost all of their regulars on the sideline.
There still figures to be plenty of intrigue as the 49ers and every other NFL team must cut their rosters down to 53 by Saturday afternoon, which means plenty of jobs are on the line Thursday at Levi’s.
The 49ers (1-2) were very impressive for most of their nationally televised game against Minnesota on Sunday, until their reserves coughed up a big lead and allowed the Vikings to escape with a last-second, game-winning touchdown and a 32-31 win.
How to watch Chargers vs 49ers:
Date and Time: August 31st, 2017 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
TV: CBS (US)
Brian Hoyer and his Chargers counterpart Philip Rivers will watch as the backup quarterbacks do battle. C.J. Beathard and Matt Barkley will lead the 49ers while Kellen Clemens and Cardale Jones take turns under center for Los Angeles.
San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Chargers face off in their final preseason game tonight. The game tips off at 10:00 PM EST in Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California. You can watch the game online live on FuboTV.
Both teams have met 45 times in the preseason, with the 49ers leading the series 25-20. In the last encounter, San Francisco posted 31-21 victory in San Diego, 2016.
The Chargers after losing first two games of the preseason fought back for 21-19 win over the Rams. The 49ers have lost the last two preseason games.
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Chargers Team News
The Chargers are yet to decide on the final 53-roster and spots at every position are still up for grabs. Positions at cornerback and safety will be the highlights for players to prove themselves worthy of their last chance.
L.A. will be without Denzel Perryman (ankle) and Isaiah Burse (concussion) to injuries.
Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin are leading the Chargers at receiving end and are most likely to be part of the 53 man roster of the regular season.
Rushing Leader in the preseason Raheem Mostert may take get less playing time on Thursday.
49ers Team News
Rookie C.J. Beathard had an incredible preseason, in the game against the Denver Broncos he made a 29-yard touchdown. He will be looking forward to making his mark in the preseason finale.
Raheem Mostert, who made two touchdowns for 130 yards last week is the top contender the running back position.