Let’s first put this into perspective. San Francisco’s 20-17 victory last night over San Diego was, of course, a preseason game; and by all accounts, the game really didn’t mean all that much.
But after a preseason in which the Niners played utterly horrible in two of their last three games—a 24-3 loss to the Saints in Week 1 and a 30-7 loss to the Texans last week—last night’s contest showed a San Francisco team that actually looked competent at their jobs. And they needed to prove that before heading into next week’s matchup in Seattle.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at five players who proved something last night against the Chargers.