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NFL: The Chargers run out of solutions against the 49ers

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Summary

The Los Angeles Chargers have often managed to recover from fourth quarter deficits to win in recent years. This time, Justin Herbert and his gang ran out of solutions and they had to admit defeat by a score of 22-16 against the San Francisco 49ers, who triumphed for the second consecutive game.

Herbert was limited to just one touchdown pass and 196 passing yards, while the versatile Austin Ekeler had a tougher game with 24 rushing yards and 39 passing yards.

The kickers of both teams have been particularly busy with three field goals on each side.

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 19 passes for 240 yards. Brandon Aiyuk was a prime target, having caught six passes for 84 yards.

Things got off to a good start for the Chargers (5-4), who were the first to score. In the opening minutes of the game, Herbert joined his receiver DeAndre Carter on 32 yards to register the major.

Then in the second quarter, after a few placements on both sides, the 49ers (5-4) finally gave a sign of life offensively. Jimmy Garoppolo drove into the end zone for a one-yard touchdown that saw San Francisco close the gap.

Trailing by six points halfway through the game, the 49ers got the ball rolling and outscored the Chargers 12-0 in the final two quarters to run away with the win. Christian McCaffrey notably contributed to the success of the Niners with a two-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Los Angeles got the ball back with less than a minute left in the game, but Herbert threw the ball into the hands of Talanoa Hufanga on the first play and the Chargers’ comeback hopes were dashed with it.

LA cashes a second loss in its last three games.

The Chargers take on the Chiefs on Sunday night in Week 11, as the Niners return to action for Monday night’s game against the Cardinals.

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