SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the fourth quarter of the 49ers’ Week 2 game against the Bears. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
8:05 Cutler completes an 11-yard screen pass to Forte. Two plays later Cutler completes a 5-yard TD pass to Marshall in front of Ward. 20-14 Niners.
8:08 Bruce Miller returns the kickoff to the 49ers’ 22.
8:11 On first down Kaepernick drops back, throws a short pass to his left and Kyle Fuller picks it off. Kaepernick is flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for inappropriate language. First and goal at the three.
8:13 Cutler completes a 3-yard TD pass to Bennett, who was split out wide and single-covered by Eric Reid. 21-20 Bears.
8:14 Kaepernick still doesn’t see underneath coverage to his left. He throws blindly when he throws that direction.
8:16 Ellington returns the kickoff to the 49ers’ 23.
8:21 Kaepernick throws to his left to Derek Carrier on third-and-12. Guess what happens? Interception. Bears’ ball at the 49ers’ 42. Kyle Fuller picked off another one.
8:25 Ward gives up a 4-yard touchdown catch to Marshall. Third TD Ward has given up to Marshall today. Ward is a mark. 28-20 Bears. The touchdown was set up by a 29-yard pass from Cutler to Jeffery, who beat Culliver, who never turned his head to find the ball.
8:27 Remember when it was 17-0?
8:28 This is the worst game Kaepernick has played since two games ago.
8:30 6:55 left.
8:30 Kaepernick takes a sack on first down. Loss of six. Jonathan Martin got beat.
8:31 Kaepernick hits Boldin for 13 next play and then scrambles for 15 on the next play. First and 10 at the 49ers’ 42.
8:32 Vernon Davis has an ankle injury and is out.
8:34 Jonathan Martin gives up another sack to Willie Young. Third and 13 at the Bears’ 48.
8:35 Kaepernick scrambles for 7 yards on third down. The 49ers are going for it on fourth and six.
8:35 Kaepernick calls timeout as the play clock hits 3.
8:38 The Bears blitz. Kaepernick scrambles to his right and hits a wide open Crabtree for 9. Two-minute warning.
8:41 Kaepenick hits Carrier for a gain of 14 then loses two yards on read option run.
8:43 Kaepernick is flagged for delay of game on third-and-12 from the 20.
8:43 Kaepernick checks down to Gore for an 8-yard gain and the 49ers take a 30 second timeout. Fourth and 9 from the 17.
8:44 Crabtree drops a pass in the end zone and the 49ers turn the ball over on downs with 1:11 left. Ball flew right through Crabtree’s hand. How did Roman not call a play for Boldin? No brainer.
8:46 Cutler takes a knee and the Bears win 28-20. I’m headed down to the locker room, back at you shortly.