Winners of two consecutive games, San Francisco had an opportunity to knock the Bears off.
The 49ers defense came to play today. Nagy said the Bears will monitor WR Allen Robinson, who hurt his ribs making a diving 43-yard catch in the first quarter Sunday but returned to the game. The Niners recorded only 47 rushing yards, with running back Jeff Wilson leading in rushing with 11 carries for 27 yards.
The play took place near the Bears bench, so obviously, the players took issue with the hit on their quarterback. The three-time Pro Bowl lineman suffered a tendon injury in Chicago's win over the New York Jets on October 28. While this group didn't have a sack, it still was a productive, disruptive day.
Yes, defense does travel and the Bears' "D" traveled very well to Santa Clara, California, limiting the 49ers to only nine points and 279 yards of total offense.
After Nick Mullens' 25-yard completion to Kendrick Bourne, the Bears forced four straight incompletions, and the 49ers turned the ball over on downs before two Trubisky kneel-downs ended it.
Adrian Amos had a strong game, playing a major hand in holding Kittle - one of the best run-after-the-catch players in the National Football League - to only 26 yards after the catch on his seven receptions.
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"We've been in this situation so many times and have come up big". That the 49ers tried to pick on McManis a few times to no avail was a nice win, as was the fact that Bush's afternoon was not eminently noticeable. He seemed to have 20 yards of open field ahead of him.
The 49ers took a 9-7 lead into halftime after Gould's 23-yard field goal as time expired in the first half. And if it becomes clear the Bears have little shot at catching the Rams, Nagy figures to ease up and start pulling his best players.
Yes, the 49ers lost on Sunday afternoon, and everyone knew they would.
For their part in the melee, Bears wide receivers Josh Bellamy and Anthony Miller, along with 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, were disqualified.
Credit Vic Fangio, too, for largely winning his chess match with Shanahan. The Bears defense were a plus 13 in the turnover margin before today's game.