Good and bad from 49ers close loss to Bears

Coaches and officials try to separate Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers players during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara Calif. Sunday Dec. 23 2018

Coaches and officials try to separate Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers players during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara Calif. Sunday Dec. 23 2018

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 23: Anthony Miller #17 of the Chicago Bears celebrates after scoring against the San Francisco 49ers during their National Football League game at Levi's Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Santa Clara, California.

"We think it actually is the first time they've done it", Pereira. Fortunately for the Bears, the stellar Chicago defense held up and stopped the 49ers' late push.

I mean that literally, a fight did breakout that caused Richard Sherman, Josh Bellamy, and Anthony Miller ejected from the game. Nagy said the Bears will monitor WR Allen Robinson, who hurt his ribs making a diving 43-yard catch in the first quarter Sunday but returned to the game. 49ers cornerback Tarvarius Moore knocked the ball out of Robinson's hands and Greg Mabin recovered it.

The 49ers took a 9-7 lead into halftime after Gould's 23-yard field goal as time expired in the first half.

Gould kicked three field goals in the first half against his former team after making all five in a 15-14 win at Chicago previous year. An 86 percent completion rate is excellent, though the Bears still finished Sunday with their lowest point total of the season. He also managed to get Trubisky to play within himself in the second half, with the quarterback taking what the 49ers' zone gave him and leading those extended drives.

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We have the chance to win another trophy and now I'm just feeling glad to be in the final. I've played down the left, down the right and through the middle throughout my career.

But coach Matt Nagy appears to still be searching for the way to get the most out of his ground game and Jordan Howard, the offensive line took a half-step backward Sunday, and does anyone feel good about sending Cody Parkey out to make a game-winning kick? Trubisky threw a lateral to Tarik Cohen in the second quarter that ended up in a fumble recovery by DeForest Buckner.

A second fumble recovery came at the most crucial juncture of the game.

That is, until the 49ers tried to end Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky's season.

The Chicago Bears head into their final regular-season game with a shot at an opening-round bye and some extra rest for their first playoff appearance in eight years. CB K'Waun Williams left in the second half with a knee injury.

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