- Associated Press - Thursday, 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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