4:05 PM ET, November 17, 2002
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- It turns out the San Diego Chargers have heart, after all.
I see the 49ers as the second seed in the NFC. We've known for a long time that Green Bay doesn't play well at Minnesota, so I don't read too much into the Packers' loss today. I still think they'll be the top team in the NFC. But if any team can beat the Packers at Lambeau, it's the 49ers and their explosive offense.
Question on the Chargers: Can they keep this up and make a serious playoff push in the final six weeks?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
It was the Chargers' first win over the Niners in seven games dating to 1988. ... Chargers LB Donnie Edwards and G Bob Hallen were knocked out of the game with concussions. G Michael Keathley sprained an ankle. 49ers OT Derrick Deese sprained an ankle. ... The Chargers also won in OT at Oakland on Oct. 20, 27-21.