What helped them out was the Bears struggling to do the same outside of the first half. I was going against a team that I have a lot of respect for.
Much was made this week of 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo not only making his first start for the 49ers but also doing it near his hometown of Arlington Heights, Illinois. He also connected with eight different pass-catchers and led the 49ers to a dominant 38:47-21:13 win in the time of possession battle. His accuracy resulted in Marquise Goodwin.
"I think we had a great week of preparation".
"It was fun to watch him do some real good things, and it was fun to watch him lead us to a win".
Gould was a good part of the storyline, but he certainly wasn't the biggest one. The Chicago Bears are too stubborn for that.
"I can remember since I was in elementary school, really, you always have that dream of playing in the NFL", Garoppolo said. "The linebacker had no vision on me, so I knew he wasn't going to make a play on the ball, and I just had to keep it away from the safety and the other linebacker coming over". "You don't really know if it's going to come true or not, but it's insane how things work out".
Cohen had 413 kick-return yards (eighth overall) and 155 punt-return yards (18th) before Sunday's game.
The Bears (3-8) have lost three consecutive games and the word out of Chicago is coach John Fox is likely to be fired at season's end.
"It was hard to even talk to the team after this loss", Fox said.
The 49ers went into the halftime locker room trailing 14-9, getting three field goals, in three trips inside the Bears' red zone. Instead the Bears punted to the 49ers for their game-winning drive but, regardless of that stroke of fortune, there will be some questions asked of the punt coverage in the special teams meeting room come Monday.
"We just didn't execute today", Trubisky said. 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. It was a successful return for Gould, who kicked all of San Francisco's points, converting his fifth field goal with four seconds left to propel the 49ers to victory.
Almost a year-and-a-half after his released by the team following nine seasons as the primary kicker in Chicago, Robbie Gould returned to Soldier Field triumphantly on Sunday afternoon.
One pass was dropped, another was defended and the third was a accurate pass over the middle for what looked like a 15-yard gain, but wide receiver Louis Murphy had the ball stolen from him for a pick by cornerback Kyle Fuller. He did take a bad sack in the first half, when he failed to elude Lamarr Houston for an 11-yard loss.