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NFL Week 10 Game Recap: San Francisco 49ers 22, Los Angeles Chargers 16

November 13, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) passes the football against Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Otito Ogbonnia (93) during the first quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Chargers were missing a slew of key contributors on Sunday night, and those voids certainly showed as the San Francisco 49ers took home the 22-16 win.

Offensive Spotlight: While quarterback Justin Herbert racked up four big-time throws in the first half, the lackluster pass protection and thin receiving unit were too much to overcome.

The Chargers were shut out in the second half and were limited to a mere 2.7 yards per play. Herbert spent over a third of his dropbacks under pressure, and when he was presented with a clean pocket, there weren’t many opportunities for him to attack. 

Meanwhile, San Francisco had its usual winning formula: run the ball effectively for key stages of the game, control the time of possession and try to avoid any bad decisions from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. And the 49ers passer didn’t record a single turnover-worthy play in the contest and even added a big-time throw on one of his five pressured dropbacks. 

Defensive Spotlight: Almost the entire 49ers defense showed out in a positive way against the Chargers. This group has established itself as a fast and physical unit, and they flew to the ball all night. The defense missed just one tackle; they also allowed 0.1 yards before contact per attempt on runs and recorded nine defensive stops on the 22 passes Justin Herbert threw less than 10 yards downfield.

Rookie Spotlight: Chargers rookie guard Zion Johnson struggled, with three pressures allowed and four additional pass-blocking losses.

Offensive Line Spotlight: The difference between the two offensive lines was staggering. San Francisco gave up just three pressures and no sacks or hits. L.A.’s offensive line allowed 12 pressures, five coming by way of a sack or hit.

Niners star left tackle Trent Williams once again pitched a shutout with zero lost reps.

Box Score

Passing
Los Angeles Chargers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Justin Herbert 13.0 21 / 35 196 5.6 1 1 33 2 73.0
Chase Daniel 0.0 0 / 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 39.6
San Francisco 49ers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Jimmy Garoppolo 15.9 19 / 28 240 8.6 0 0 33 1 94.3
Rushing
Los Angeles Chargers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Austin Ekeler 13.3 6 24 4.0 0 12 0
Justin Herbert 13.0 5 22 4.4 0 11 0
Isaiah Spiller 0.3 4 3 0.8 0 4 0
Sony Michel 0.2 1 2 2.0 0 2 0
San Francisco 49ers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Christian McCaffrey 17.7 14 38 2.7 1 12 0
Jimmy Garoppolo 15.9 5 3 0.6 1 2 0
Elijah Mitchell 9.8 18 89 4.9 0 12 0
Deebo Samuel 7.1 4 27 6.8 0 15 0
Receiving
Los Angeles Chargers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
DeAndre Carter 16.4 4 4 64 16.0 1 33
Austin Ekeler 13.3 12 7 39 3.2 0 14
Joshua Palmer 7.4 8 3 44 5.5 0 25
Tre' McKitty 5.1 6 3 21 3.5 0 9
Gerald Everett 4.3 2 2 23 11.5 0 17
Richard Rodgers 1.4 1 1 4 4.0 0 4
Zander Horvath 1.1 1 1 1 1.0 0 1
Michael Bandy 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
San Francisco 49ers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Christian McCaffrey 17.7 6 4 39 6.5 0 21
Brandon Aiyuk 13.4 7 6 84 12.0 0 24
Elijah Mitchell 9.8 2 1 -1 -0.5 0 -1
Jauan Jennings 8.0 4 4 40 10.0 0 12
Deebo Samuel 7.1 6 2 24 4.0 0 16
Ray-Ray McCloud III 4.3 1 1 33 33.0 0 33
George Kittle 3.1 2 1 21 10.5 0 21

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