Justin Fields leads Bears to massive upset at 49ers
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The Chicago Bears pulled off the first upset of NFL seasons, scoring 19 unanswered points to defeat the San Francisco 49ers at home on Sunday.
It was quarterback Justin Fields who paved the way for this comeback victory. Playing in the pouring rain, Fields threw just 17 times, connecting on just eight of them for 127 yards. But those connections were important, especially the 51-yard bomb to wide receiver Dante Pettis that made it 10-7 in favor of San Francisco.
It was the pitch that brought the Bears back into the game, as both teams weren’t doing well offensively.
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Niners quarterback Trey Lance didn’t help matters after that Fields touchdown. The next drive ended after just six plays, and Chicago capitalized with a 10-play drive to take the lead, 13-10, after Fields found Equanimeous St. Brown for 18 yards.
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San Francisco had a chance, however, after Bears kicker Cairo Santos missed the extra point. A placement equalizes, a touchdown puts them in front.
Lance, however, threw an interception that Eddie Jackson took in the red zone for the Bears. Chicago made it worth it with Khalil Herbert getting his first career touchdown in his career opener, 19-0.
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Lance had nothing left and the 49ers left Soldier Field stunned, as the Bears, a team many thought could end up with the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, start the season on the right foot. Matt Eberflus also gets his first career win as a head coach.
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Lance finished the game 13 for 28 for 164 yards and one interception. He also rushed 13 times for 54 yards, while Deebo Samuel was the 49ers’ lone touchdown scorer. He had eight carries for me for 52 yards.