The San Francisco 49ers are back home for the final two games of the season, opening their two-game home stand against the San Diego Chargers. The Week 16 matchup features a rare Saturday game. The NFL waits until the week between Army/Navy and the start of the bowl games to put together a national double-header. Philadelphia and Washington open the day on FOX, and the 49ers and Chargers wrap it up in primetime on CBS.
The game kicks off at 5:25 p.m. PT at Levi's Stadium. It is nationally televised on CBS, so everybody with a TV can get it. You can view additional broadcast info HERE. If you live abroad, you can also watch the game on NFL Game Pass.
The 49ers playoff chances are finished, which leaves them playing for pride at this point. They will potentially get a chance to look at some of their young talent, and get whatever assessments in that they can. A couple losses these next two weeks would certainly help draft position, but I'd imagine the players are not too concerned about that.
I don't really know what exactly the players are thinking as they head into this game, which makes the gambling on this all the more difficult to figure. The 49ers are a 1-point favorite, but with all the injuries, it is hard to figure out where exactly the lineup will stand Saturday evening. The defense in particular will be particularly decimated. This is a unit that could be starting as many as eight new players compared to last year's NFC Championship Game. And yet, they still will probably outperform the offense.
Game time: 5:25 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Location: Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
Announcers: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Jenny Dell
Where to watch the game in the US and around the world: Click here
Radio: KGO 810 AM, The Bone 107.7 FM, 49ers Radio Network - Ted Robinson, Tim Ryan
Odds: 49ers 1-point favorites
Online streaming: NFL Rewind (not live); Outside US, NFL Game Pass
49ers injury report
Out: LB Chris Borland (ankle), CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring), RB Carlos Hyde (ankle), WR Stevie Johnson (knee)
Questionable: LB Ahmad Brooks (thumb), WR Michael Crabtree (knee), OT Anthony Davis (concussion), RB Frank Gore (concussion), S Raymond Ventrone (groin), LB MIchael Wilhoite (hip)
Probable:CB Perrish Cox (ankle), CB Chris Culliver (knee), DT Quinton Dial (knee), DT Tony Jerod-Eddie (foot), C Marcus Martin (knee), LS Kyle Nelson (back), DT Justin Smith (back), OT Jonathan Martin (illness)
Last time they played: 49ers lost, 34-7 (12/16/2010)
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