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Silver linings Chargers fans should keep in mind after 49ers loss

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The LA Chargers posted a goose egg in the second half of Sunday Night Football's showdown against the San Francisco 49ers, leading to a 22-16 loss. Joe Lombardi's mistakes as offensive coordinator are currently the most prominent thing on Chargers fans' minds after the loss.

While losing is always tough, especially in a game where the Bolts very easily could have won to propel to a much better 6-3 record, there are still some positive silver linings that fans should keep in the back of their minds.

It stings, but there is a lot of football left to play. Until the Chargers play again against the Kansas City Chiefs, keep these things in mind to maintain your sanity.

3 silver linings for Chargers fans after 49ers loss:

1. The San Francisco 49ers are a legitimate Super Bowl contender that the Chargers went toe-to-toe with

The 49ers' 4-4 record heading into the game might not make them look like the most competitive team in the world but they too have dealt with injuries like the Chargers and are finally getting back to where they were at the start of the season.

With the addition of Christian McCaffrey and one of the best defenses in the entire sport, there is no denying that the San Francisco 49ers are one of the legitimate contenders in the NFC. As it stands right now, there are three teams that seem like they could actually make the Super Bowl out of the NFC: the Eagles, Vikings and 49ers.

This game was a horrible matchup for the Chargers with many (including myself) expecting it to be an ugly showing for the team. The Chargers went blow-for-blow with the 49ers and still had a chance to win the game (twice) if the offense could put together a long drive in the fourth quarter.

Morale victories mean absolutely nothing in the NFL but it is not like the Chargers lost to the Jaguars again. All three of the team's losses are to teams that are slated to be in the postseason.