Chargers vs. 49ers: Final Grades and Player Analysis for San Francisco

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Chargers vs. 49ers: Final Grades and Player Analysis for San Francisco
Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE
Can Alex Smith lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl?

The San Francisco 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers 35-3. It was a convincing and workmanlike showing for the 49ers. The 49ers look ready to begin the regular season. They will open the season on the road against the Green Bay Packers.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will be a stiff test for the 49ers' defense. They have shown vulnerability against the pass, and will need to shore that up against the Packers.

The return of Aldon Smith, who did not play against the Chargers, should add a strong pass rushing presence to the 49ers' defense. If they can pressure Rodgers, it will help the 49ers' defensive backfield immensely, as they will not need to cover the receivers for as long.

The 49ers came away from the game with no major injuries, which is another goal of any preseason game.

Read on for individual player grades and analysis.

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