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Golden Nuggets: 49ers Lose Close Game to LA Chargers

A daily compilation of 49ers news from around the net. Monday, October 1st, 2018 edition.

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Chargers Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning folks, and a happy Monday to you all. Unfortunately, this is going to be one of the shorter editions - I spent all weekend moving to a new house, and missed the game. Not to mention, the internet hasn't quite been set up yet, so I'm trying to do this on my phone (insert nervous emoji here). Although the box score can provide me enough clues to stumble through a review, that seems a little less genuine than I can convincingly feign.

What is apparent, despite missing the game, is that the 49ers have been absolutely snakebitten in terms of injury. A week after losing Jimmy Garoppolo for the season, and Richard Sherman for an extended period, the team is now dealing with potentially extended injuries to long-time anchor Joe Staley and rookie 2nd rounder Dante Pettis. Although an ACL injury has been preliminarily ruled out for both, they will undergo MRIs later today, at which point we'll know more about the severity of their injuries. Of course we're all hoping for the best, on both a human and fan level, but knee injuries can be tough to deal with, even if they're not deemed "too serious" - and I wouldn't be surprised if either missed some time.

The 49ers are now 1-3, which shouldn't be much of a surprise to anyone, considering that they've been without their top RB the entire season, and the franchise quarterback has been lost for the campaign. What is a surprise, however, is that this record ties them with 8 other teams - and behind exactly one. Although the NFC West is home to a team expected to make a deep playoff run in the Los Angeles Rams, the uncomfortable reality is that our actual cheif divisional rival this season is the Arizona Cardinals - who sit ignominiously atop the NFL (in terms of draft positioning) at 0-4, all by their own selves, and enjoying the NFCW basement all to their own selves.

49ers sustained several injuries against Chargers || Biderman, Sac Bee | Maiocco, NBC Sports Bay Area

Game 4 review || Biderman, Sac Bee | Madson, Ninerswire | Almquist, KNBR

Game 4 analysis || Biderman, Sac Bee | Maiocco, NBC Sports Bay Area | Maiocco (2), NBC Sports Bay Area | Madson, Ninerswire | Lowder, Ninerswire

Teammates impressed with CJ Beathard's grit || Maiocco, NBC Sports Bay Area | Almquist, KNBR

49ers upset with a hard-fought loss || Maiocco, NBC Sports Bay Area

49ers reportedly inquired about LeVeon Bell || KNBR Staff