- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014


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OPENING LINE - 49ers by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chicago 0-1, San Francisco 1-0

SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 32-29-1

LAST MEETING - 49ers beat Bears 32-7, Nov. 19, 2012

LAST WEEK - Bears lost to Bills 23-20, OT; 49ers beat Cowboys 28-17

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bears No. 23, 49ers No. 3



49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (11T), PASS (22).

49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (20T), PASS (21).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Regular-season debut of new $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium. Grass has been replaced twice since initial turf laid in April failed to root. … 49ers on two-game winning streak in series, but Bears have won four of last seven meetings with Niners since being shut out 17-0 at Candlestick Park on Dec. 17, 2000. … Chicago starts stretch with six of eight games on road, including two straight. … 49ers had three interceptions and four total takeaways Week 1. Bears Jay Cutler threw two picks in loss. … Cutler missed last meeting with San Francisco because of concussion. Cutler threw five interceptions in ‘09 meeting, 10-6 Bears loss. … Colin Kaepernick made first career start in 32-7 win over Bears on “Monday Night Football” two years ago. Threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns with 133.1 passer rating - second best of career. Kaepernick completed 8-yard pass to Mario Manningham on first snap and hit TE Vernon Davis twice for 34 yards during opening drive. Davis had six catches for 83 yards in that game. … Davis caught two TD passes last week vs. Cowboys, when Kaepernick had 125.5 passer rating and improved to 14-0 as starter when having 100-plus rating, including playoffs. … RB Frank Gore became 29th player with 10,000 yards rushing. Also one of 10 players in NFL history to rush for at least 10,000 yards and play 10 or more seasons for same team. He has two 100-yard games vs. Bears, in 2006 and ‘09, and 348 yards with a TD in four meetings with Chicago.


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