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San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears Live Blog

Sep 14, 2014 at 3:49 PM


Welcome to the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers week 2 game against the Chicago Bears. I will be updating with information leading up to and throughout the game.

3:48 - It looks like the turf may be an issue. Large chunks have already begun to come up.

3:51 - Per Adam Schefter, Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall will be active tonight. He was injured last week in their loss to Buffalo.

3:54 - Per Michael Wright, the Bears reporter for ESPN, Alshon Jeffery will also be playing. There was a lot of speculation throughout the week that both Marshall and Jeffery would be out. Both will play.

4:22 - The 49ers inactives: QB Josh Johnson, WR Quinton Patton, WR Brandon Lloyd, CB Tramaine Brock, C Marcus Martin, T Anthony Davis, DT Demarcus Dobbs.

4:24 - In my 5 Burning Questions piece earlier this week I mentioned the possibility of Vic Fangio talking Jim Harbaugh into suiting up 6 defensive linemen. It looks as though Vic is very persuasive.

4:26 - Really like the fact that despite public pressure the 49ers have stuck with their stance on due process regarding Ray McDonald and have made him active tonight.

4:49 - This game has taken on additional importance with the Seahawks loss to the Chargers. An early opportunity to get a leg up on Seattle while keeping pace with Arizona.

4:58 - It looks like Alex Boone will be starting at right guard tonight.

5:26 - The 49ers won the toss and deferred. They will start on defense.

5:31 - Holding penalty against Chicago on the opening kickoff return. They will be backed up inside their own 10 to start the game.

5:32 - Matt Forte dropped by Ian Williams for a loss of one on first down.

5:34 - Bears go 3 and out.

5:35 - Aaron Lynch blocks the punt and the 49ers are in business deep in Chicago territory.

5:37 - After a 6 yard run on a read-option to the left on 2nd down, Kaepernick hits Michael Crabtree in the right front for a 2 yard touchdown. 7-0 49ers

5:44 - The Bears have backups in at center and left guard. They are double teaming Justin Smith. Ray McDonald needs to win his matchup tonight.

5:46 - Martellus Bennett is stopped far short of a first down on third down. 49ers defense looks strong to start off.

5:49 - Kaepernick hits Boldin for a big gain of 21 yards.

5:51 - Kaepernick has his pass intercepted by Charles Tillman. Bears ball. This one will be reviewed and may come back.

5:55 - The interception is overturned, and the 49ers will keep the ball. 3rd and 10.

5:57 - Kaepernick scrambles for a first down, but it is wiped out by a holding penalty on Joe Staley.

5:59 - A defensive holding penalty on 3rd and 15 gives the 49ers a fresh set of downs.

6:01 - After back to back drops by McDonald and Boldin, Kaepernick hits Vernon Davis for 14 yards and a first down.

6:02 - Love the fly sweep stuff. After a fack handoff to Bruce Ellington, Gore picks up 7.

6:04 - Kaepernick hits Davis for another first down with an 18 yard completion.

6:06 - Facing a 3rd and 10 deep in Bears territory, Kaepernick calls timeout.

6:08 - Kaepernick complete to Carlos Hyde for a short gain. Sure looked like he had Crabtree on that one.

6:09 - Phil Dawson puts the 49ers up 10-0.

6:16 - Martellus Bennett drops the ball on 3rd down, but a penalty on Jimmie Ward gives the Bears a first down.

6:18 - The 49ers defense has shut Matt Forte down so far. First quarter comes to a close with the 49ers leading 10-0.

6:21 - Perrish Cox with a beautiful pass breakup on a throw to Brandon Marshall.

6:22 - Cutler hits Bennett for 22 yards on 3rd and 10. Jim Harbaugh will challenge the call.

6:26 - The call is overturned. 4th down for the Bears.

6:27 - The punt goes through the endzone and the 49ers will take over at their own 20.

6:29 - After two Frank Gore runs gain 9 yards, the 49ers give the ball to Bruce Miller on 3rd down and he is stuffed for no gain.

6:30 - Andy Lee with a nice 54 yard kick. A holding call will push the Bears deep in their own territory to start this possession.

6:35 - On 3rd down, Aaron Lynch gets good pressure to force Jay Cutler right into Justin Smith for a sack. Getting Lynch in the 5th round of the draft was a steal.

6:37 - 49ers catch a break as Bruce Ellington muffs the punt, but he is able to cover it at midfield.

6:39 - Kaepernick is intercepted on first down. Stared down Boldin the whole way.

6:41 - Cutler is forced to scramble on 3rd and 11. Patrick Willis drops him after a gain of 2.

6:42 - Three penalties on the Bears during the punt. The 49ers will take the holding and force the Bears to re-kick.

6:44 - Now a holding penalty by Chris Borland on the return. This has been a flag-fest so far.

6:47 - Kaepernick hits Crabtree on consecutive passes for gains of 20 and 10 yards.

6:48 - Gore goes 54 yards for a touchdown, but the refs call holding on Boldin. Gain of 9.

6:50 - Kaepernick fumbles the ball on a read-option run. Bears recover. Back to back possessions end on Kaepernick turnovers.

6:54 - 49ers force another 3 and out. They should get good field position here.

6:57 - Nice catch by Carrier for a gain of 23 down the middle.

6:58 - Frank Gore goes for a 7 yard touchdown run on a read-option. 49ers go up 17-0.

7:02 - It sure looks like Vic Fangio has decided Aaron Lynch gives him more than Ahmad Brooks.

7:08 - Matt Forte finally makes a play, but it doesn't count because he went out of bounds before catching the pass.

7:10 - The 49ers defense has completely made Matt Forte a non-factor so far. Penalties have killed them on this drive.

7:12 - Brandon Marshall with a spectacular catch over Jimmie Ward for a touchdown. Wow.

7:18 - A very sloppy first half comes to a close with the 49ers leading 17-7.

7:26 - Matt Forte finishes the first half with a total of 8 yards on 9 touches.

7:28 - The 49ers ran 31 plays in the first half. 13 of those plays have come with 3 or more wide receivers on the field. That's a big change from a year ago.

7:31 - There was a lot of talk in the Bay Area about Carlos Hyde possibly being a better running back right now than Frank Gore. Gore has 50 yards on 6 carries, and 1 reception for 4 yards. He could have 45 more had his 54 yard touchdown run not been called back due to a questionable holding call on Anquan Boldin. Hyde has 0 yards on 1 carry and 5 yards on 1 reception.

7:36 - 49ers open the second half. After a first down, Kaepernick hits Crabtree for a gain of 24.

7:38 - Kaepernick for a gain of 12 and a first down on a read-option run.

7:41 - Kaepernick to Stevie Johnson for 21 yards on 3rd and 10. Too many weapons.42

7:42 - Gore does a nice job to gain 2 yards as the Bears clog up the middle. Then Hyde is shut down.

7:45 - On 3rd and 6, Frank Gore is held to a gain of 1. Phil Dawson comes on to hit a 24 yard field goal to put the 49ers up 20-7. That drive took almost 9 minutes off the clock.

7:51 - The Bears best offense tonight has been the 49ers defense.

7:54 - Another 3rd down conversion for the Bears by way of a 49ers defensive penalty.

7:57 - Can't extend drives with penalties. The 49ers defense is looking tired as this drive wears on.

8:02 - The 3rd quarter comes to a close with the 49ers leading 20-7. There have been 23 total accepted penalties in this game.

8:05 - Cutler hits Brandon Marshall for a touchdown to pull the Bears within 6 at 20-14.

8:07 - With 2 turnovers and 13 penalties the 49ers have let the Bears hang around. Not good.

8:11 - Kaepernick's first down pass is intercepted and the Bears are in position to take the lead.

8:13 - Cutler to Bennett for a touchdown. Bears lead 21-20.

8:15 - This is what happens when you let a bad team hang around by being sloppy.

8:21 - Kaepernick throws another interception. He now has 4 turnovers on the night.

8:24 - The Bears have all of the momentum. Big completion to Alshon Jeffery puts them inside the 49ers 10.

8:26 - Another touchdown reception for Brandon Marshall, and the Bears go up 28-20

8:34 - 49ers on a drive, but don't seem to be moving with a sense of urgency down by 8.

8:36 - Sloppy. The 49ers take too much time getting in and out of the huddle and are forced to take a timeout down 8 with only 2:07 remaining. They don't deserve to win this game.

8:38 - Kaepernick hits Crabtree to convert a 4th and 6. 2 minute warning.

8:41 - Completion to Carrier for a first down followed by a loss of 2 by Kaepernick on a read-option.

8:43 - Kaepernick hits Gore for a gain of 8 on 3rd and 17. 4th and 9 coming up.

8:44 - Incomplete.

8:46 - Bears win. The Arizona Cardinals will sit alone atop the NFC West.

8:48 - The 49ers lose despite out-gaining the Bears 361-216.

8:50 - This loss is simple to explain. Teams don't win with a -4 turnover margin and 16 penalties. 6 of the Bears 19 first downs came as the result of 49ers penalties.
The opinions within this article are those of the writer and, while just as important, are not necessarily those of the site as a whole.


5 Comments

  • Sphinsk
    Well what do you know?!?Incomplete to Crabtree again!
    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:46 PM
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  • Sphinsk
    Martin is getting destroyed!
    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:41 PM
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  • Old49er
    Ward again!
    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:27 PM
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  • Sphinsk
    Not only does he throw an interception, he gets us a 15 yard penalty! Idiot!
    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:17 PM
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  • Old49er
    Ward looks like a confused rookie
    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:08 PM
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