The San Francisco 49ers were stunned as they allowed the Chicago Bears to rally from a 17-0 deficit and win, 28-20. Colin Kaepernick hurt the 49ers with four turnovers.
The Chicago Bears opened their season with a home loss to the Buffalo Bills, and they were not expected to win this week. However, they stunned the San Francisco 49ers on the road with a 28-20 victory.
The 49ers had taken a 17-0 lead in the second quarter, but the Bears got on the board with a touchdown pass from quarterback Jay Cutler to wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
In the third quarter, 49ers kicker Phil Dawson kicked a 24-yard field goal to give the 49ers a 20-7 lead. The Bears began their rally in the fourth quarter as Marshall caught another touchdown pass to bring the Bears within six points.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw an interception before the Bears returned it to the 49ers’ three-yard line. This allowed them to take a 21-20 lead with a touchdown catch by tight end Martellus Bennett.
When the 49ers regained possession, Kaepernick turned the ball over again with another interception. Cutler then engineered the final scoring drive of the game before the 49ers failed to tie the game.
Cutler finished with 176 yards and four touchdowns, and Marshall caught five passes for 48 yards and three touchdowns.
Kaepernick’s play proved to be costly as he threw three interceptions while losing a fumble. Despite this, he ran for 66 yards on nine carries.