The 49ers-Bears game Monday night on CBS 5 will feature two division leaders, two backup quarterbacks and two top defenses.
The San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears are two of the top teams in the NFC, but that’s with their respective starting quarterbacks.
The injury report for the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears is unremarkable except for one big name, Jay Cutler. Chicago will be without it’s starting quarterback who suffered a concussion last week and has not been cleared to play. Even without Cutler, San Francisco will have their hands full on Monday Night as they faced a very talented team.
Although the Bears will be without Jay Cutler, the game between the two teams still figures to be a fight to the end. With the two best defenses in the league on display scoring will be hard pressed for both teams, and important for the 49ers to avoid the two corners in the Chicago secondary who can change the game in one play.
After suffering a concussion in last Sunday’s tie game with the Rams, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith may be ready to play against the Bears on Monday night. If not, Colin Kaepernick will get the start.
The Steelers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 16-13 in overtime in Pittsburgh Monday night, but lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a shoulder injury in the third quarter.
The Oakland Raiders face a tall task in taking on the 6-2 Ravens in Baltimore Sunday. “Baltimore is a good team, and they’re kind of one of those teams that out here we don’t see a lot or hear a lot about them,” John Madden told the KCBS morning crew Friday, noting the Ravens have won 19 of their last 20 home games.
To former A’s and Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, playing for a pennant contender can be the tipping point in picking an MVP.
Last year’s game ended with an angry exchange between the two coaches as they met at mid-field while the 49ers celebrated their victory.
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