9-6
38 - 35

Game Story

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Philip Rivers looked at the 21-point deficit on the scoreboard at halftime and even he wondered whether the San Diego Chargers had it in them to come back. The season depended on it, so Rivers took charge.
1 2 3 4 OT Total
SD 0 7 14 14 3 38
SF 7 21 7 0 0 35

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter
13:12
TD
Frank Gore rushed to the right for 52 yard gain (Phil Dawson made PAT)
SD 0 - SF 7
2nd Quarter
13:36
TD
Colin Kaepernick passed to Bruce Ellington to the left for 8 yard gain (Phil Dawson made PAT)
SD 0 - SF 14
10:20
TD
Antoine Bethea intercepted Philip Rivers for 49 yards (Phil Dawson made PAT)
SD 0 - SF 21
5:09
TD
Philip Rivers passed to Eddie Royal to the left for 15 yard gain (Nick Novak made PAT)
SD 7 - SF 21
0:06
TD
Bruce Ellington rushed to the right for 1 yard gain (Phil Dawson made PAT)
SD 7 - SF 28
3rd Quarter
5:49
TD
Philip Rivers passed to Antonio Gates to the left for 1 yard gain (Nick Novak made PAT)
SD 14 - SF 28
3:26
TD
Colin Kaepernick fumbled. Corey Liuget recovered fumble for no gain (Nick Novak made PAT)
SD 21 - SF 28
2:26
TD
Colin Kaepernick rushed to the right for 90 yard gain (Phil Dawson made PAT)
SD 21 - SF 35
4th Quarter
5:15
TD
Philip Rivers passed to Antonio Gates to the right for 21 yard gain (Nick Novak made PAT)
SD 28 - SF 35
0:29
TD
Philip Rivers passed to Malcom Floyd to the right for 11 yard gain (Nick Novak made PAT)
SD 35 - SF 35
OT
10:06
FG
Nick Novak kicked a 40-yard field goal
SD 38 - SF 35

Game Leaders

Passing

San Diego

PASSING
Passing Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int QBRat FumL
Philip Rivers 33 54 356 61.1 6.6 2 8 4 3 82.0 0

San Francisco

PASSING
Passing Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int QBRat FumL
Colin Kaepernick 15 24 114 62.5 4.8 2 22 1 0 87.8 1

Rushing

San Diego

RUSHING
Rushing Rush Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Branden Oliver 13 53 4.1 22 0 0
Ronnie Brown 7 33 4.7 11 0 0
Donald Brown 4 12 3.0 4 0 0

San Francisco

RUSHING
Rushing Rush Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Frank Gore 26 158 6.1 52 1 0
Colin Kaepernick 7 151 21.6 90 1 1
Quinton Patton 1 20 20.0 20 0 1
Alfonso Smith 2 14 7.0 12 0 0
Bruce Ellington 3 12 4.0 7 1 0
Bruce Miller 1 0 0.0 0 0 1

Receiving

San Diego

RECEIVING
Receiving Rec Tgt Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Eddie Royal 10 12 94 9.4 20 1 0
Antonio Gates 7 9 92 13.1 28 2 0
Dontrelle Inman 7 9 79 11.3 19 0 0
Malcom Floyd 4 10 50 12.5 25 1 0
Branden Oliver 3 5 28 9.3 12 0 0
Ronnie Brown 1 3 9 9.0 9 0 0
Donald Brown 1 3 4 4.0 4 0 0
Seyi Ajirotutu 0 3 0 N/A 0 0 0

San Francisco

RECEIVING
Receiving Rec Tgt Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Anquan Boldin 7 9 61 8.7 20 0 0
Bruce Miller 2 2 22 11.0 12 0 1
Alfonso Smith 2 2 9 4.5 5 0 0
Quinton Patton 2 6 9 4.5 5 0 1
Bruce Ellington 1 4 8 8.0 8 1 0
Michael Crabtree 1 1 5 5.0 5 0 0

Kicking

San Diego

KICKING
Kicking XPM XPA FGM FGA Long Pct Pts
Nick Novak 5 5 1 1 40 100.0 8

San Francisco

KICKING
Kicking XPM XPA FGM FGA Long Pct Pts
Phil Dawson 5 5 0 1 0 0.0 5

Punting

San Diego

PUNTING
Punting Punt Avg In20 TB
Mat McBriar 4 50.3 0 1

San Francisco

PUNTING
Punting Punt Avg In20 TB
Andy Lee 4 38.0 2 1

Returns

San Diego

RETURNS
Kick/Punt Returns KR Yds Avg Long TD PR Yds Avg Long TD
Chris Davis 4 106 26.5 35 0 0 0 N/A 0 0

San Francisco

RETURNS
Kick/Punt Returns KR Yds Avg Long TD PR Yds Avg Long TD
Bruce Ellington 3 71 23.7 31 0 3 34 11.3 23 0
Perrish Cox 2 60 30.0 57 0 0 0 N/A 0 0
Quinton Patton 1 24 24.0 24 0 0 0 N/A 0 0
Chase Thomas 1 8 8.0 8 0 0 0 N/A 0 0

Defense

San Diego

DEFENSE
Defense Solo Ast Sack YdsL PD Int Yds IntTD
Dwight Freeney 0 1 0.5 10 0 0 0 0
Jarret Johnson 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Eric Weddle 8 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Flowers 4 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Chad Rinehart 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
John Phillips 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Sean Lissemore 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Ricardo Mathews 0 2 0.5 10 0 0 0 0
Kavell Conner 3 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Seyi Ajirotutu 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Corey Liuget 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Marcus Gilchrist 5 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Shareece Wright 4 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Andrew Gachkar 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Melvin Ingram 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Kendall Reyes 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Manti Te'o 8 3 1.0 2 0 0 0 0
Steve Williams 4 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0
Tourek Williams 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Jerry Attaochu 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Tenny Palepoi 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Branden Oliver 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0

San Francisco

DEFENSE
Defense Solo Ast Sack YdsL PD Int Yds IntTD
Justin Smith 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Antoine Bethea 7 1 0.0 0 2 1 49 1
Desmond Bishop 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Craig Dahl 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Dan Skuta 1 0 1.0 6 0 0 0 0
Perrish Cox 5 0 0.0 0 4 1 0 0
Alfonso Smith 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Aldon Smith 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Culliver 3 0 0.0 0 2 1 24 0
Michael Wilhoite 8 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Tony Jerod-Eddie 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Tank Carradine 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Quinton Dial 5 2 1.0 2 0 0 0 0
Nick Moody 7 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Marcus Cromartie 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Dontae Johnson 5 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Aaron Lynch 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0