49ers vs. Chargers Score: Results and highlights from tonight’s Week 2 preseason game

The 49ers vs. Chargers was one of two games played Sunday -- here is the final score, some results, and highlights for the action.

The 49ers vs. Chargers game was one filled with mistakes, penalties, and turnovers. However, there were some bright spots. Here is the final score, some results, and the best highlights for the 49ers vs. Chargers preseason bout.

49ers vs. Chargers score and results

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
49ers 0 8 7 0 15
Chargers 0 10 0 0 10


The matchup between the 49ers and Chargers was pretty much exactly what we expected. There were over 20 penalties, including multiple false starts. The teams combined for 4 turnovers, and both defenses lived in the opponent’s backfield.

However, there was a bright spot for each team. 49ers rookie QB Trey Lance once again impressed, finishing the night 8/14 for 102 yards and a touchdown. He was mobile in and outside of the pocket, showed off what he can do with his legs, and made some throws downfield that had fans very excited for his future.

The Chargers also saw some impressive things out of Easton Stick, who is fighting for the backup job behind Justin Herbert. He finished the night 10/14 for 85 yards and a TD. His competition, Chase Daniel, was less than impressive.

Both team’s defensive lines — whether the starters or backups — put on a show. There was a combined 6 sacks between the two teams.

49ers and Chargers highlights and updates

10:50 PM ET: After getting the ball back with less than a minute left, Daniel is sacked and the game comes to an end.

10:35 PM ET: The Chargers’ drive ends with another punt. With the two-minute warning and three time outs remaining, Los Angeles hopes to get the ball back one more time. They are down by 5.

10:30 PM ET: 49ers get their 11th penalty of the game, wiping out a big gain from Gallman. They punt back to the Chargers with less than three minutes to play.

10:22 PM ET: Daniel makes a nice 15-yard completion to Hurst, who makes a tough catch keeping his toes in bounds. The drive ends three plays later, and the Chargers punt with less than five minutes in the game.

10:11 PM ET: The Chargers’ next drive results in a three-and-out. Daniel was sacked, resulting in a 3rd-and-31. The team punts back to San Francisco.

10:05 PM ET: Sudfeld mishandles the snap, resulting in a FUMBLE recovered by the Chargers.

10:00 PM ET: Daniel’s pass is INTERCEPTED by Jared Mayden. He brought it back to the end zone for a pick 6. Unfortunately, there was a holding penalty on the 49ers, so instead of a touchdown, San Francisco gets the ball at about the 50-yard line.

9:45 PM ET: Lance completes a perfect 16-yard pass to Travis Benjamin for a TOUCHDOWN. The Chargers then go three-and-out, punting the ball back to the 49ers. Nate Sudfeld is now in at QB. Lance finishes the night 8/14 for 102 yards and 2 TDs. He also had an interception.

9:36 PM ET: Lance is starting to find his groove a bit more. He is starting to use his legs and is now 6/12 for 75 yards, 1 TD, and 1 interception. The 49ers are marching and are already in field goal range.

9:20 PM ET: The first play of the second half for the 49ers resulted in Lance being sacked for a loss of 7 yards. They end up punting back to the Chargers. Chase Daniel is now the QB for Los Angeles.

9:00 PM ET: With less than one minute to go in the first half, Lance connects with Trent Sherfield for a 41-yard catch and run. Two plays later, Lance connects with Sanu for a 5-yard TOUCHDOWN. The 49ers attempt a two-point conversion. Lance scrambles to the right side and brings it in himself. However, there is a holding penalty on San Francisco. They elect to kick the extra point instead, but Robbie Gould misses it. The Chargers lead 10-8 heading into halftime.

8:55 PM ET: Stick was forced out of the pocket by the 49ers pass rush. He tried to get rid of the ball but was flagged for an intentional grounding penalty. Michael Badgley proceeds to kick a 50-yard FIELD GOAL for the Chargers.

8:45 PM ET: Stick continues to impress, completing a perfect 39-yard pass to Jalen Guyton. The Chargers are already marching down the field after the 49ers’ drive stalled earlier.

8:35 PM ET: A holding and pass interference penalty results in the Chargers getting the ball at the 5-yard line. Stick scrambles towards the sideline, throws across his body, and completes the pass into the back of the end zone to rookie Josh Palmer for a TOUCHDOWN.

8:28 PM ET: Lance throws a high but catchable ball to Mohamed Sanu. It bounces off his fingers and into the hands of Chargers’ Tevaughn Campbell for another 49ers INTERCEPTION.

8:25 PM ET: Stick is sacked in the end zone for a SAFETY. The first points of the game belong to the 49ers’ defense.

8:17 PM ET: Lance’s first drive ends with a punt.

8:10 PM ET: The Chargers’ drive ends in a punt. The 1st quarter is over. Trey Lance is now coming onto the field to take over as the QB for the 49ers.

7:57 PM ET: Garoppolo attempts to get the ball downfield to Brandon Aiyuk. The ball is a bit high and bounces off Aiyuk’s fingers and into the hands of Chargers’ second-round pick Asante Samuel Jr. for an INTERCEPTION.

7:50 PM ET: Garoppolo methodically moves the team down the field with some short passes and a quick scramble for a first down. He is currently 3/4 for 15 yards. JaMycal Hasty and Wayne Gallman are sharing starting reps at RB right now.

7:44 PM ET: The first drive for the Chargers results in a punt. The best play of the series was an 11-yard scramble by Stick.

7:37 PM ET: Before kickoff, it was announced that Jimmy Garoppolo would play about a quarter and a half as the starting QB for the 49ers. We will then see Trey Lance. Easton Stick is going to be the starter for the Chargers, with Chase Daniel taking over in the second half.


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