Prediction: 49ers will beat the Bears in a field goal fest

The 49ers are going to beat the Bears 19-6.

The Niners’ defense is going to have a huge bounce-back game. They’re going to make the Bears offense look completely inept.

The Niners defense will stonewall Bears RBs Matt Forte and Michael Bush and harass backup QB Jason Campbell. The Niners defense is going to force a turnover, return it for a touchdown and limit the Bears offense to just two field goals.

David Akers is going to have a bounce-back game, too. He’ll make all four of his field goal attempts.

The Niners offense will struggle to find a rhythm. The Bears will stop Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter with seven defenders. That means the Niners play action passes will be less effective. Alex Smith (if he plays) will have to drop back or line up in the shotgun and complete short, quick passes to drive the offense. The Niners will not put together any drives of more than 70 yards. They’ll drive the ball into Chicago territory a few times, but they will not score a touchdown against the Bears defense.

That’s how I see it, at least. How do you see this game unfolding?

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