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Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara.
When: Sunday December 21, 01:25 (UK time)
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The playoff race is over for the San Francisco 49ers, but the San Diego Chargers will be desperate to avoid missing out of the post-season too.
However, they will have to deal with on-going injury woes if they are to do so, with leading receiver Keenan Allen and running back Ryan Matthews both expected to miss out.
San Diego (8-6) were in control of the AFC’s final playoff spot even after their loss to the New England Patriots back on December 7, but they lost their place after another defeat to the Broncos last weekend.
Now they sit one game behind the current wild-card leaders with both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens ahead in the pecking order, and wide receiver Eddie Royal insists that they are completely focused on winning their next two games.
Meanwhile, San Francisco (7-7) have been hampered with injury problems of their own all season which has ultimately played a part in the reason behind why they are already eliminated from playoff contention.
Patrick Willis (toe) and NaVorro Bowman (knee) have been two of the more notable absentees, Frank Gore, Ahmad Brooks, Anthony Davis and Chris Borland are just a few others who are dealing with knocks and as a result the Niners will miss out on the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
Coach Jim Harbaugh is reportedly considering a switch to Michigan or the Oakland Raiders in the off-season as his era as the 49ers coach looks to be coming to a close, but quarterback Colin Kaepernick insists that despite all the off-field distractions, they will continue to compete until the season is over.