Here’s the short version:
The Bears probably will beat the 49ers this Sunday.
Chicago’s defense is too good. The final score should be 23-16. End of analysis.
Here’s the long version:
Nick Mullens gives the 49ers a legitimate chance. He’s on fire. Leads the league in passing yards since Week 13. His teammates feel confident in him because he exudes nothing but confidence in himself. He gives the 49ers hope. And hope makes them play hard, even though they’re 4-10.
The 49ers absolutely can beat the Bears if they follow my five instructions offered in a well-meaning spirit, as they did last week and won.
Here’s what the 49ers have to do to: