5 matchups that will decide Chicago Bears vs 49ers

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When the Chicago Bears take on the San Francisco 49ers it will be a battle of two highly touted quarterbacks from the 2020 draft class. However, while all eyes will be on the big names, like every NFL game, it will come down to the secondary matchups.

What are the five things that will dictate who wins and loses this game?

5. Nick Bosa against Chicago Bears tackles

For as good as Justin Fields has looked in the preseason, that all can change when a star like Nick Bosa is breathing down his neck. Bosa is a game wrecker, and one of the big reasons the team made it to the NFC Championship last season.

He was coming off an ACL injury last season and now is well removed and fully healthy. Beyond that, last season the team started to move him around. He spent over 40% of his snaps rushing from both sides.

This allows the 49ers to move him around based on the matchup, but also free up other linemen at times as well. For Bosa, he has to be licking his chops seeing a fifth-round rookie from Southern Utah across from him.

For as much as Jones has progressed, Bosa has tricks up his sleeve that Jones has not seen. Even Justin Fields admitted that he cannot expect Jones to shut out the star pass rusher. Even if Braxton Jones just holds his own, and Bosa does not wreck the game, it will be a huge win. Bosa has that type of ability.