Chicago Bears vs San Francisco 49ers: Inside the Numbers

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As the Chicago Bears prepare to head out to the west coast to take on the San Francisco 49ers, things look pretty grim.  The offensive line is likely to be missing two starters and the dynamic wide receiver duo of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery are nursing injuries of their own.  On the other side of the ball, the Bears’ run defense looks to be as bad as it was last season.  Even the intangibles are against the Bears – the Niners officially open Levi’s Stadium for business on Sunday night football.  The Bears vs the Niners in prime time?  What could possibly go wrong?  Let’s look inside the numbers and find out:


The last time the Bears won in San Francisco.  The Bears are 0-8 in their last 5 trips out there.  But wait, there’s more.  Here are the scores from those 8 games:

1987: 41-0

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1989: 26-0

1991: 52-14

1994: 44-15*

2000: 17-0

2003: 49-7

2009: 10-6

2012: 32-7

*postseason game

That’s an average of 34-6 for those of you keeping score at home.  If the Bears score a touchdown, they’ll beat their average.