On paper, it looked like the odds were stacked against the Chicago Bears even before they took the field at Levi’s Stadium Sunday night for the San Francisco 49ers home opener. The last time the Bears beat the 49ers on the road was way back in 1985, and San Fran has won their last seven... Read more »
Here are the facts: the Bears are 7-3, sitting atop the NFC North and knocking on the door for the conference lead. You would think things would be peachy all over, but as the NFL goes, no team is ever truly safe. So Jay Cutler goes down with a concussion last week against the AFC-best Houston Texans... Read more »
Adam Oestmann (7-2) 49ers 13, Bears 10 I have no reason to believe the Bears’ defense won’t keep the offense in this game, and given the matchups, I think this will be a close one. Problem is, when games like this come down to the wire, my gut tells me to side with the home... Read more »
This season, I’ve been doing a blogger debate with the folks at Covers.com as to why I believe the Bears will cover the point spread on each of their three Monday Night Football contests. This week, we travel to San Francisco to see if Chicago can cover a 6.5-point deficit (since changed to 3.5 points... Read more »
View the final, official injury report of the week for the Bears and 49ers, including who’s out and who’s in here.
The Bears are coming off their first lost in six weeks and in the process have lost their starting quarterback Jay Cutler to a concussion. Chicago draws the 49ers this week, who also have a quarterback battling a head injury after taking multiple head shots last Sunday vs. the St. Louis Rams. Alex Smith has... Read more »
The Chicago Bears announced Friday morning that starting quarterback Jay Cutler will not play against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football. Backup QB Jason Campbell will head into the game as the starter, with Josh McCown listed as the backup. Cutler is coming off a concussion suffered against the Houston Texans on Sunday... Read more »
View the full, official Friday injury report here. Since the teams play on Monday night, they will release one more report on Saturday.
View the full, official injury report here.