Cutler, Defense Rally Bears To Win Over 49ers

CBS Chicago

(CBS) Trailing 20-7 in the third quarter, riddled with injuries and facing a crossroads in just the second game of the season, the Bears used touchdowns on three consecutive second-half possessions to rally for a 28-20 win against the 49ers in Santa Clara on Sunday night.

Quarterback Jay Cutler and a stout defense were the catalysts. Cutler completed 23 of 34 passes for 176 yards and four touchdowns, three of which went to Brandon Marshall. Meanwhile, the Chicago defense intercepted San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick three times, with rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller nabbing two of them, and also recovered a fumble.

Fuller’s second interception came with the Bears trailing 20-14 early in the fourth quarter and set Chicago up at the San Francisco 3-yard line. On the next play, Cutler hit tight end Martellus Bennett on a back-shoulder throw, and the extra point gave the Bears a 21-20 lead with 13:14…

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