Phillip Rivers, Antonio Gates and the still 8th seed San Diego Super Chargers face Colin Kaepernick, Frank Gore and San Francisco 49ers, this Saturday at 8:25 PM ET, at Levi’s Stadium.
The 8-6 Chargers, winners of three of their last five, currently sit in 8th place in the AFC and remain in the wild card hunt. The 7-7 49ers have split their last six games and are auditioning for jobs next season.
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The NFL week 16 online football odds have the home team 49ers as 2.5 point favorites over the Super Chargers. The game total is currently at 41.5 points.
Matchup: San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers
Date: Dec. 20, 2014
Start Time: 8:25 p.m. ET
Location: Santa Clara, California
Stadium: Levi’s Stadium
TV Info: CBS
Radio: San Diego Vs San Francisco
Point Spread: 49ers -2.5
Game Total: 41.5
Analyzing The San Diego Super Chargers Vs San Francisco 49ers Week 16 NFL Online Football Odds
Currently looking in on the playoffs from the outside, the Super Chargers are coming off of their second consecutive loss and fifth out of their eight. This team is usually money for backers in November and December, but this year they are struggling.
"It’s just a two-game streak against the two top teams in the conference," said Philip Rivers. "We’re not in their company yet. It’s not like we’ve lost to the bottom of the barrel."
San Diego has the 12th ranked passing offense in the league, but pair that with their second worst running and you can see why this team is struggling and this week the Chargers offense faces the 3rd ranked passing and 8th ranked defense in the NFL.
Philip Rivers has passed for 3639 yds, completing 326 passes out of 482 throws (67.6%) for 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Rivers has two touchdowns and three picks in his last two games. WRs Keenan Allen (out for the season with a broken collar bone) and Malcom Floyd have combined for more than 1,500 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while TE Antonio Gates has 18 of his 58 receptions in the last three weeks.
The Chargers ground game is averaging 3.3 yards per carry, as Branden Oliver leads the way with 458 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, the San Diego Chargers are allowing 21 points, 336.8 yards, and they’ve forced 20 sacks and 15 turnovers. Eric Weddle leads San Diego with 99 tackles and Corey Liuget has 10 tackles for loss.
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After the 17-7 loss against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers were officially eliminated from the post season. Know with two games remaining this team is auditioning for their 2015 jobs.
"I don’t want to get too far out in front of our headlights," Harbaugh said. "We’re going to focus all our energy on this week.
Colin Kaepernick has struggled all season, completing 60.5 percent of his passes for 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. In his last three he has just one touchdown and a whopping four picks. Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree have combined for more than 1,500 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Brandon Lloyd has two of his 13 receptions in his last two games.
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The 49ers ground game is averaging 4.1 yards per carry but Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde are questionable with injuries.
Defensively, the San Francisco 49ers are allowing 20.4 points, 307.1 yards, and they’ve forced 32 sacks and 23 turnovers. Chris Borland leads the 49ers with 107 tackles and Ahmad Brooks has six sacks.
Head coaches Mike McCoy and Jim Harbaugh have never faced each other. The last time San Diego and San Francisco met was in 2010 with a 34-7 Chargers victory.
San Diego is 1-8 ATS in its last nine games, and the total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego’s last 6 games. San Francisco is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games, 1-4 ATS in its last five games, 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home, but 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home.
When facing each other is 1-4 ATS in its last five games when playing San Diego and the total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco’s last 9 games when playing San Diego