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National Football League
San Francisco 33, Chicago 22
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, October 31, 2021
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Temperature: 52°
Head Official: Clark V. Land
Attendance: 60877

Jimmy Garoppolo passed for 322 yards and ran for two touchdowns and Elijah Mitchell rushed for a career-best 137 yards and a score to help the visiting San Francisco 49ers defeat the Chicago Bears 33-22 on Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak.

San Francisco (3-4) used an 18-point fourth quarter to surge ahead of Chicago (3-5), which has lost three straight. The 49ers scored on seven successive possessions before a series of kneel-downs to close the game.

Deebo Samuel had six receptions for 171 yards for San Francisco, including an 83-yard catch and run that set up a third-quarter touchdown.

Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields passed for a touchdown and ran for another -- a brilliant, 22-yard scamper on a fourth-quarter fourth-and-one -- but defensive lapses ultimately doomed Chicago before a late Fields interception. Fields was 19-for-27 passing for 175 yards and an interception and also ran for a career-high 103 yards on 10 carries.

Joey Slye kicked field goals of 48, 52, 22 and 32 yards for the 49ers.

Chicago took a 13-9 lead into halftime. Kicker Cairo Santos bookended field goals of 39 and 40 yards around an eight-yard touchdown pass from Fields to Jesse James.

After managing just three points in 13 possessions during last week's lopsided, 38-3 loss at Tampa Bay, the Bears scored on each of their first-half possessions for the first time since December 2013.

Santos added a 25-yard field goal on the opening drive of the second half, extending the Chicago advantage to 16-9 while stretching his franchise record to 38 consecutive field goals made.

But San Francisco responded with consecutive touchdown drives, taking a 23-16 lead with 14:11 to go on a five-yard scoring run from Mitchell and a two-point conversion pass from Garoppolo to Brandon Aiyuk.

Bears special teams coordinator Chris Tabor served as acting head coach, as fourth-year coach Matt Nagy remained in the NFL's COVID-19 protocol. Nagy confirmed Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19, with Tabor operating Bears team meetings throughout the week.

Defensive back Eddie Jackson left the game for Chicago with a hamstring injury. San Francisco safety Jimmie Ward left with a quad injury.

Linebacker Khalil Mack (foot) was out for the Bears, while the 49ers' inactives included defensive end Dee Ford (concussion).

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Rushing
San Francisco   Chicago
Elijah Mitchell Player Justin Fields
18 Attempts 10
137 Yards 103
7.6 Avg Yards 10.3
1 Touchdowns 1
39 Long 22
Receiving
San Francisco   Chicago
Deebo Samuel Player Darnell Mooney
6 Receptions 6
171 Yards 64
28.5 Avg Yards 10.7
0 Touchdowns 0
83 Long 20
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
San Francisco 467 145 322 3 4 1 4.0 1
Chicago 324 176 148 2 3 0 0.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Bears have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against Arizona. The 49ers have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .250 after a loss.