Game Recap: Bears lose late to 49ers

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The only correct coaching move in that situation was to allow Hyde to walk into the end zone untouched, which would have left around 90 seconds on the clock for Trubisky to lead a potential game-winning touchdown drive.

San Francisco's new quarterback returned to his home town to help beat the Bears, 15-14, while living up to the high expectations coming from his small sample size backing up Tom Brady with the Patriots for the last three-plus seasons.

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Placekicker Robbie Gould made all five of FG attempts, although none was longer than 35 yards-which emphasizes how close the 49ers were to blowing out the Bears here. Of course, none of that mattered much to Garoppolo, who repeatedly made it clear his focus was on learning the game plan and executing it as best he could.

But at times, it looked like Garoppolo, 26, has been a disciple of the West Coast offense all of his life. According to ESPN's Jim Trotter, players cheered for Garoppolo as he boarded the team bus and receiver Marquise Goodwin gave up his front-row seat for the quarterback.

"Just look at him".

While there was plenty to take away from this game and specifically Garoppolo's performance, the most important takeaway was that San Francisco won the game. "He's got it all together".

Here's everything you need to know to watch the game, or follow along as we bring you the latest score, live updates and more. "Some people are just winners, and he's a victor".

Behind Garoppolo, the 49ers out-gained the Bears 388 to 147, while picking up 23 first downs.

Garoppolo's play should continue to improve as he becomes more comfortable in the 49ers offense.

In six of his seven starts (all since Week 5) entering Sunday, Trubisky had thrown for fewer than 200 yards.

"I think that's a possibility", Fox said. Murphy said he couldn't believe Garoppolo threw the ball.

"I can remember since I was in elementary school, really, you always have that dream of playing in the NFL", Garoppolo said.

"He did a good job for his first time". Garoppolo led the team on a short drive for a touchdown, which automatically created questions for coach Kyle Shanahan as to whether he will start Beathard or Garoppolo against the Bears.

The defense forced five punts and held the Bears to some very average numbers, including 62 rushing yards.

The Chicago Bears played not to lose against one of the worst teams in the league.

In that way San Francisco's victory seemed to vindicate the 49ers' decision to trade for a veteran like Garoppolo instead of drafting a top quarterback in April and waiting for him to develop.

Garoppolo proved he could also take a hit.

One can only hope, but I've seen about all I can stand of the John Fox-led Chicago Bears. "For his first time doing it, especially without being here, it was pretty impressive". "It's insane how things work out".

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