Jay Cutler tossed four touchdown passes, including three in the
fourth, to help the Bears get their first win of the season.
"Jay kept telling us we were still in it," Bears tight end Martellus
Bennett, who caught one of Cutler's touchdown passes, told
reporters. "He did a great job of controlling the emotions of each
player on offense.
"He did a great job with the coaches, worrying about the next drive
and not what just happened. When your quarterback does that, then
After being down 17-0 in the second quarter and 20-7 in the third,
Cutler found Brandon Marshall on a five-yard toss early in the final
quarter to pull Chicago to 20-14.
Bears defensive back Kyle Fuller then intercepted a pass on San
Francisco's next possession and Cutler put the visitors ahead 21-20
on a three-yard throw to Martellus Bennett.
Chicago capitalized on yet another interception from Colin
Kaepernick when Cutler drove the team 42 yards and connected with
Marshall again for the final score.
San Francisco drove down to Chicago's 17-yard line on their final
possession but Kaepernick threw an incomplete pass on fourth down.
The 49ers quarterback passed for 248 yards and a touchdown, and ran
for another 66 yards, but gave up three interceptions.
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It was San Francisco's first game in their new stadium in Santa
Clara after ending a long and successful tenure at Candlestick Park
"It's very disappointing in the sense that knowing the first home
game here at the new stadium, all of the events and stuff that was
going on and then us needing the win, that's what we wanted," 49ers
linebacker Patrick Willis said. "It doesn't feel good."
Chicago picked up just 216 yards of total offense.
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Greg
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