49ers overcome by Chargers at Levi's Stadium
Bolts don't quit, beat 49ers in OT
The San Francisco 49ers hosted the San Diego Chargers at Levi's Stadium in Week 16. It was a scoring bonanza...
Gore sets the tone
Running back Frank Gore busts loose for a 52-yard touchdown early in the game, putting the 49ers on the board and setting the tone for the offense.
Ellington finds the end zone
49ers rookie wideout Bruce Ellington catches an eight-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Colin Kaepernick
Bethea makes a house call
49ers safety Antoine Bethea picks off Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and takes it back for a touchdown, giving San Francisco a three-score lead.
Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal catches a touchdown pass against 49ers safety Craig Dahl, putting San Diego on the board.
49ers rookie receiver Bruce Ellington takes a handoff around the right tackle, powering through tackles to the end zone. San Francisco takes a 28-7 lead.
Chargers tight end Antonio Gates reels in a one-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Philip Rivers, closing the gap on the 49ers.
Going the distance
After fumbling the ball in the end zone, which was recovered by the Chargers for a touchdown to cut the lead down, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick responded with a huge 90-yard touchdown run.
No quit from Bolts
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates finds the end zone again, making it close game.
Floyd evens it up
The Chargers engineered a long drive in the fourth quarter, which was capped off by a Malcom Floyd touchdown to tie it 35-all and force overtime.
Despite opening the OT period with the ball, 49ers wideout Quinton Patton fumbled after an end-around run, giving the Chargers possession. San Diego put together a drive and ended it with a Nick Novak field goal to seal the victory, 38-35.