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NFL Week 1 Game Recap: Chicago Bears 19, San Francisco 49ers 10

Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) runs the ball and is tackled by San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker Fred Warner (54) at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

In a rain-soaked season opener at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears reeled off 19 straight points to upset the San Francisco 49ers, 19-10, to get their 2022 season started on the right foot.

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Offensive spotlight: While Justin Fields didn’t register the best initial offensive (47.0) or passing (39.8) grades on the afternoon, his rushing grade (65.8) carried the Bears’ offense during murky weather conditions. The Ohio State product scrambled for three first downs and forced two missed tackles alongside his two big-time throws that resulted in passing scores.

Defensive spotlight: On 50 total snaps, Talanoa Hufanga served as the Niners' best defensive player. The second-year safety registered six defensive stops, a tackle for loss and an interception en route to a pending 90.9 defensive grade.

Rookie spotlight: Edge defender Dominique Robinson played only 20 defensive snaps, but he was a constant disruptive factor along the Bears’ frontline. The fifth-round selection from Miami (OH) had three total pressures, including two sacks, during his NFL debut to earn a pending 77.2 pass-rushing grade.

Offensive line spotlight: Tevin Jenkins was more of a run-blocking factor than a pass-blocking one, but he still finished with an 81.7 offensive grade on 32 total snaps, pending review. His pass-protection resume consisted of just one pressure allowed on 13 pass-blocking plays, and he registered a 78.7 run-blocking grade on 18 run-blocking snaps. 

Betting Summary

Betting Odds Closing Result
Spread SF -6.5 CHI Covers
O/U 37.5 Under

Box Score

Passing
San Francisco 49ers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Trey Lance 10.96 13 / 28 164 5.9 0 1
Chicago Bears
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Justin Fields 14.64 8 / 17 121 7.1 2 1
Rushing
San Francisco 49ers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Deebo Samuel 13.6 8 52 6.5 1 27
Trey Lance 10.96 13 54 4.2 0 13
Brandon Aiyuk 6.7 1 7 7 0 7
Jeff Wilson Jr. 5 9 22 2.4 0 5
Elijah Mitchell 4.1 6 41 6.8 0 16
Chicago Bears
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Justin Fields 14.64 11 28 2.5 0 12
Khalil Herbert 11.3 9 45 5 1 12
David Montgomery 8 17 26 1.5 0 6
Receiving
San Francisco 49ers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Deebo Samuel 13.6 8 2 14 1.8 0
Jauan Jennings 10.2 6 4 62 10.3 0
Brandon Aiyuk 6.7 2 2 40 20 0
Jeff Wilson Jr. 5 2 2 8 4 0
Ray-Ray McCloud III 3 2 1 20 10 0
Ross Dwelley 2.1 2 1 11 5.5 0
Tyler Kroft 1.9 2 1 9 4.5 0
Kyle Juszczyk 0 2 0 0 0 0
Chicago Bears
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Dante Pettis 12.1 1 1 51 51 1
Khalil Herbert 11.3 1 1 -2 -2 0
Equanimeous St. Brown 8.8 3 1 18 6 1
David Montgomery 8 4 3 24 6 0
Byron Pringle 3.2 2 1 22 11 0
Darnell Mooney 1.8 3 1 8 2.7 0
Ryan Griffin 0 2 0 0 0 0
Cole Kmet 0 1 0 0 0 0

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