Branden Oliver heads Chargers rushing attack in Week 16 win
Oliver showed plenty of burst while continually churning out positive plays, leading the running-back carousel with 16 of the Chargers backs' 29 touches.
If starter Ryan Mathews cannot play in Week 17, Oliver figures to once again lead a multifaceted rushing attack. The Chargers will square off with the Chiefs next Sunday.
Chargers QB Philip Rivers throws four TDs vs. 49ers
Rivers helped to put his team in a big hole early, throwing a pick-six in the second quarter that put the 49ers up 21-0. However, the quarterback fought back from a 28-7 halftime deficit, throwing the game-tying touchdown with just 29 second left on the clock in the fourth quarter. It was Rivers' first game with more than 50 pass attempts this season as well as his first game with four touchdowns.
Rivers has managed 3,995 passing yards, 31 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 15 games. He heads into a Week 17 matchup against the Chiefs with the 9-7 Chargers still alive for a playoff spot.
49ers LB Aldon Smith (head) questionable to return Saturday
Smith suffered the injury on the fourth quarter and started heading back to the locker room with just a few minutes left in the game but returned to the 49ers' sideline once the Chargers tied things up. He may see action in overtime if needed.
49ers' Lloyd questionable, Ventrone and Ellington out Saturday
Both teams are dealing with multiple injuries on both sides of the ball in the high-scoring game.
Chargers' Shareece Wright (concussion) will not return vs. 49ers
Chargers G Johnnie Troutman (knee) questionable to return
49ers CB Leon McFadden (head) questionable to return Week 16
Chargers CB Brandon Flowers (ankle) returns to action vs. 49ers
49ers S Eric Reid (concussion) will not return Week 16
The concussion is Reid's third in the last two seasons. He'll have to pass concussion protocol before being allowed back on the practice field or back in the lineup in Week 17.
RG3 on Trent Williams: He played through 'pretty significant' injury
"Trent played through a pretty significant injury, and that's what you want out of your leaders," Griffin said.
Williams absorbed a hit from Connor Barwin while blocking another defensive lineman, aggravating a shoulder injury. He missed a few plays on offensive in the fourth quarter while he was being tended to by team trainers. He returned to plat the final four minutes of the game.
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