Random thoughts from the Chargers 17-0 lead over San Francisco in the third quarter:
The short week has done nothing to cool down San Diego’s defense. The Chargers have not allowed a point in the past six quarters. San Diego shut out the Chiefs 31-0 on Sunday.
San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers has been terrific. He has completed 13 of 18 passes for 195 yards. Rivers has completed three passes of 35 or more yards.
Receiver Vincent Jackson has caught both of the touchdowns. He has four catches for 91 yards.
San Diego has three sacks. Defensive tackle Antonio Garay has been outstanding. Garay is quietly having a great season. He is extremely disruptive.
The Chargers had a beneficial sequence in the first half. The 49ers kicked a field goal, but a San Diego penalty gave San Francisco another chance. A touchdown by Alex Smith was taken away on a challenge. The Chargers then stopped the 49ers on downs. The sequence seemed to take the life out of San Francisco for the rest of the first half.