The connections between San Francisco and Chicago run deep. After all, the teams have been facing off since 1950.
CHICAGO -- Week 13 of the NFL season is upon us as the San Francisco 49ers square off against the Chicago Bears from Soldier Field. Everyone is eager to see how Jimmy Garoppolo fares in his first start in a 49ers uniform. Follow along here for news, notes and highlights as San Francisco looks for its second win of the season.
Garoppolo will have the benefit of Trent Brown's return. The right tackle missed last week's game with a shoulder injury, but he's back in the lineup against the Bears. Adrian Colbert is also active after missing one game with a thumb injury. He'll start at free safety.
Here are San Francisco's inactives: Jeremy McNichols, Antone Exum Jr., Pita Taumoepenu, Aaron Lynch, Tim Barnes, D.J. Jones and Garrett Celek.
And for the Bears: Adrian Amos, Deon Bush, Bryce Callahan, Hroniss Grasu, DeAndre Houston-Carson, Taquan Mizzell and Mark Sanchez.
FIRST QUARTER ("--" denotes a new possession)
Garoppolo and the 49ers offense took the field to open the game. On 3rd-and-10, Garoppolo found Marquise Goodwin for a 15-yard gain. Matt Breida followed with two carries for 10 yards and another first down. Garoppolo's second completion was an easy pitch-and-catch to Kyle Juszczyk for a gain of 16 yards. An 8-yard scramble from Garoppolo was followed by a late hit against Chicago. The penalty set up 1st-and-goal, but the drive stalled from there.
Robbie Gould drilled a 33-yard field goal to put San Francisco up 3-0.
Garoppolo went 4-fo-7 passing for 43 yards on the drive.
The 49ers forced a three-and-out in a defensive series highlighted by Elvis Dumervil's third-down sack. Trent Taylor returned the ensuing punt to the 49ers 46-yard line.
Two carries by Pierre Garçon went nowhere to open the 49ers second drive. Garoppolo's third-down pass was ripped out of Louis Murphy's hands for an interception. The turnover resembled Bobby Wagner's interception of C.J. Beathard last week.
Trubisky found Dontrelle Inman for an 13-yard gain to San Francisco's 46-yard line. The rookie quarterback followed with an 11-yard strike to Kendall Wright on third down. Jordan Howard ripped off a 14-yard run to get Chicago into the red zone.
On 3rd-and-5 from the 8-yard line, Trubisky found Inman in the middle of the end zone for a touchdown to put Chicago up 7-3. (0:10)
The first quarter ended with Garoppolo firing a 20-yard pass over the middle to Goodwin.
Garoppolo then found a wide open Taylor for a 17-yard catch-and-run on a quick slant. His next pass went to Garrett Celek for another big gain, this time for 22 yards. Once again, the drive stalled in the red zone.
Gould made a 28-yard chip shot field goal to make it 7-6, Chicago. (11:57)
A hold negated a big play on a screen pass to Tarik Cohen. Trubisky had all day to throw on third down and eventually scrambled for a gain of nine yards. After a Bears challenge, the ruling on the field was confirmed that Trubisky was down short of the line to gain, and Chicago punted it back to San Francisco.
Garoppolo found Taylor on a quick slant for a 7-yard gain to convert on 3rd-and-1. That was followed by a drive-killing sack for a loss of 11 yards.
Tarik Cohen scored on a ridiculous 61-yard punt return touchdown to put the Bears up 14-6. (5:49)
On the return, Cohen started running backwards and somehow spun away from all of the 49ers in pursuit. That's a play you'll see on the highlight reels tonight.
Garoppolo found Goodwin for seven yards and a first down. Hyde followed with his biggest run of the day, a 14-yard run to the Chicago 49-yard line. Garoppolo and Goodwin connected again, this time for an 18-yard gain over the middle.
A 10-yard pass to Taylor converted on 3rd-and-5. A 9-yard pass to Kittle put the 49ers on the Bears 7-yard line. Two false start penalties turned 3rd-and-1 into 3rd-and-11. Garoppolo's third down pass was a beauty to the end zone, but Kittle caught it out of bounds.
Gould drilled a 35-yard field goal to make it 14-9, Chicago. (0:24)THIRD QUARTER
Trubisky found Kendall Wright on third down for a 14-yard gain. The drive stalled near midfield when Solomon Thomas got pressure on Trubisky and forced the quarterback to throw it away.
Garoppolo weaved a pass between three defenders to Louis Murphy for a gain of 16 yards. It was a ridiculous throw that was made more impressive by standing in the pocket and taking a hit just after he got rid of the football. He completed his next two third-down passes, one an 11-yard connection to Goodwin followed by a 15-yard toss to Taylor.
A drop by Murphy killed another 49ers drive in the red zone and forced San Francisco to settle for a field goal.
Gould's fourth field goal, this one from 34 yards, pulled the 49ers within two, 14-12. (1:57)
That scoring drive lasted 8:19.
Garoppolo delivered another clutch third-down pass to Taylor. An illegal block in the back penalty against Garrett Celek killed the drive, however as the 49ers punted it back to Chicago. Cohen looked to have another long return but it was called back due to a penalty.
Cohen took a screen pass 21 yards up the right sideline after several missed tackles. Trubisky then found Daniel Brown for 13 yards and another first down to the 49ers 46-yard line. Eric Reid sniffed out a screen pass to Howard for a loss of five yards. Trubisky's scramble on third down went nowhere, and the Bears punted it away.
With 5:27 left in the game, San Francisco got the ball back at their own 7-yard line. Garoppolo immediately found Goodwin for a 13-yard gain. Hyde ripped off an 18-yard run to midfield. Garoppolo then delivered a third-down dime to Taylor for a gain of 33 yards to the Bears 18-yard line.
Gould kicked his fifth field goal of the game to put the 49ers ahead 15-14. (0:04)
The 49ers won their second game of the season. Garoppolo is now 1-0 as San Francisco's starting quarterback.