The Chargers wrapped up the preseason Thursday night with a 20-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

But the final score was inconsequential. The true joy of this preseason game was watching both teams’ backups getting some playing time and watching a guy in a Steve Young jersey get tackled by security. But you’ll have to scroll to the bottom of the gallery to see that shot:

  Chargers players stretch before Thursday night’s game.

   Chargers Fullback Jacob Hester warms up.

   Chargers Center Nick Hardwick before the game.

   Chargers Strong Safety Bob Sanders waits to be introduced.

   The San Francisco 49ers wait to take the field.

   Chargers third string Quarterback Scott Tolzien.

   Chargers Running Back Mike Tolbert celebrates Running Back Ryan Mathews’ touchdown.

   49ers backup Quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

   49ers backup Quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

   Chargers and 49ers fans alike do “The Wave.”

   49ers linebacker Larry Grant.

   49ers Wide Receiver Joshua Morgan.

   49ers Wide Receiver Kyle Williams.

   Chargers Wide Receiver Seyi Ajirotutu drops a pass.

   A 49ers fan is wrestled to the ground by a security guard after jumping onto the field.

   Chargers Head Coach Norv Turner after the game.

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