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San Francisco 49ers vs San Diego Chargers takes place on Thursday night in an NFL Preseason 2013 week 4 west coast clash. The 49ers will be favorites to win through this game, which is the last for both teams before the season gets underway in September. The game is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PST) and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The 49ers were impressive last week, destroying Minnesota 34-14 as they finally showed some form this preseason. Prior to last week's game the 49ers had been disappointing, losing 6-10 to the Denver Broncos, and beating Kansas City by just 15-13. Scoring just 21 points in their first two games had made for tough viewing for fans, but they finally let loose last week and piled on 34 points against a Minnesota side not quite sure how to respond.
Quarterback Scott Tolzien has completed 18 from 34 throws for 188 yards, and he will be hoping to ramp things up somewhat.
In rush, Jewel Hampton and LaMichael James have not been at their best. Hampton has carried 27 for just 78 yards at just 2.9 yards average per carry. Meanwhile, James has carried just 22 times for 59 yards, which is an average of 2.7 yards per carry. The 49ers will be hoping for more penetration through their rush line up.
Meanwhile, the Chargers will be hoping to build on their good win last week. Having suffered two straight losses against Seattle and Chicago in Weeks 1 and 2 of the preseason, they finally claimed their first win against the Cardinals last week in a good 24-7 win.
If they can claim another win tonight against the 49ers they will definitely be looking with more confidence towards their season opener against the Houston Texans on Sept. 9.
San Francisco 49ers vs San Diego Chargers starts at 10 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.