Five Lessons from the 49ers Game - Ricky Henne
"When Manti (Te’o) spoke (Friday night), he was just talking about protecting your brother, sacrificing for each other, and that’s what we were doing. We were fighting for each other. Stuff happened in that first half that wasn’t us. (Head) Coach (Mike) McCoy said that it wasn’t us, that’s not how we play—the penalties and all those type of things. We came back in the second half and regrouped and saw what the results are."
Manti Te'o's Inspirational Words Stuck with Bolts - Ricky Henne
Manti Te'o delivered an inspirational message to the Chargers before Saturday's game that stuck with them through their comeback.
Audibles at the Line: Week 16 - Andrew Potter
The Chargers get back-to-back fourth-down conversions to get inside the 49ers' 10-yard-line with 0:42 left. Loved the first play. A great blitz pickup by the Chargers and then a perfect throw just beyond Antoine Bethea's fingertips into the arms of a diving Eddie Royal.
NFL Week 16 Winners and Losers - Robert Mays
While Rivers’s weapons trump Newton’s, his offensive line has had its troubles. Both he and the Chargers offense have struggled at times, but I’m not sure any quarterback in the league is more responsible for his team’s win total (in a good way) than Rivers has been this year.
ReFo: Chargers @ 49ers, Week 16 - Ben Stockwell
Fluker has struggled at times in his second season, but came up with his best game last night, contributing most on the Chargers’ game-winning drive in overtime. Holding his own in pass protection, Fluker and backup right guard Jeremiah Sirles were the focus of the Chargers’ ground attack with some powerful double-team blocks on the game-winning drive to ensure Ronnie Brown kept San Diego chugging into field goal range for Nick Novak’s winning kick.