The Chargers are a very good team and the 49’ers are polar opposites. The Chargers have the makings of a dangerous playoff team and have just three more weeks to determine who will be catching and running the football for them. For the Chargers, this game is also an audition as well as a race for the division. If the Chargers don’t have a status on Antonio Gates, don’t know for certain their WR depth chart, still don’t know if they can lean on Ryan Mathews and it’s week 17, Houston, we have a problem. The Chargers need to get this figured out in a hurry, even if they do look hard to beat as is. Expect some figuring out this week with some players making a case for their slot on the playoff team.