San Francisco 49ers vs Chicago Bears prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 1, Sunday, September 11
Date: Sunday, September 11
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
How To Watch: FOX
Record: San Francisco 49ers (0-0), Chicago Bears (0-0)
San Francisco 49ers vs Chicago Bears Game Preview
Why San Francisco 49ers Will Win
Yeah, the Chicago Bear offensive line – it’s not good.
There’s a massive talent problem across the Bears – except at quarterback – but it’s the offensive front that’s going to be the biggest problem.
Chicago has Justin Fields, and the running backs aren’t bad, but the receivers are – to be nice about it – lacking, and the line is about to have a bad day against a San Francisco defensive front that’s going to bring the pass rush from all sides.
Fields is going to get bounced around a bit too much. However …
Why Chicago Bears Will Win
For all of the doom and gloom surrounding the Bears, Fields appears ready to make a big jump as long as he gets time to work.
The running backs really are good, and the defense should hold up just well enough to keep Trey Lance from going off.
San Francisco has playmakers, but it’s O line isn’t anything special, RB Elijah Mitchell is already banged up, and …
What’s Going To Happen
The San Francisco defense. It’s going to come out breathing fire.
This group was third overall in the NFL last season, it was fantastic against the run, and Chicago is going to struggle to get anything moving even when Fields does get time.
Lance will be sharp enough to get by, but it’ll be a defensive struggle and the 49ers have the far, far better personnel.
San Francisco 49ers vs Chicago Bears Prediction, Line
San Francisco 23, Chicago 17
Line: San Franciso -6.5, o/u: 40.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3