WR Bernard Berrian 49-yard reception from QB Craig Krenzel at 13:01. The Bears forced the 49ers into a three and out to start the game. R.W. McQuarters took Andy Lee's 38-yard punt and returned it 24 yards to midfield. On the second play of the drive Krenzel dropped back to pass and threw a perfect deep ball to Berrian. The touchdown reception was the first by a Chicago receiver this year. It also marked the first time that someone other than Rex Grossman had given the Bears the lead. PAT by Paul Edinger was good. Drive: 2 plays, 50 yards in 0:46. Bears 7, 49ers 0.
CB Dwaine Carpenter 80-yard fumble return at 5:26. The Bears were on the verge of adding to their lead, when Krenzel was sacked by Brandon Moore and fumbled the ball. He recovered the loose ball, but fumbled again this time Carpenter recovered the ball and went the distance. PAT by Todd Peterson was good. Drive: 1 play, 80 yards. Bears 7, 49ers 7.
K Todd Peterson 48-yard field goal at 0:40. Another turnover, this time an interception by Ronnie Heard of a Krenzel pass, gave San Francisco the ball in Chicago territory. A 13-yard completion from QB Ken Dorsey to WR Brandon Lloyd was just enough to put the 49ers in Peterson's range, as his kick nicked the crossbar. Drive: 5 plays, 16 yards in 2:31. 49ers 10, Bears 7.
K Paul Edinger 52-yard field goal at 13:27. With Thomas Jones suffering an injury on the first play of the game, Anthony Thomas became the focal point of the Bears offense. On the last play of the opening quarter he busted a 28-yard run before being brought down at the San Francisco 38. David Terrell had a ball in his hands for first down yardage, but couldn't come up with a diving attempt. Edinger's field goal hit the crossbar and bounded over for his longest conversion of the season. Drive: 5 plays, 32 yards in 2:08. Bears 10, 49ers 10.
Peterson 51-yard field goal at 6:20. Ken Dorsey completed 4-of-5 passing attempts for 45 yards. A 20-yard connection with WR Arnaz Battle on a 3rd and 1 situation included several broken tackles and moved the ball to the Chicago 47. Like Edinger's kick, Peterson hit the crossbar and had a fortunate bounce for the conversion. Drive: 10 plays, 43 yards in 5:10. 49ers 13, Bears 10.
Edinger 45-yard field at 4:35. Jerry Azumah nearly put the Bears ahead with a 73-yard kick return. Despite starting at the San Francisco 23, the offense couldn't take advantage of the field position. A Qasim Mitchell false start pushed the line of scrimmage back five yards and crushed the momentum. Drive: 4 plays, -4 yards in 1:33. Bears 13, 49ers 13.
Edinger 27-yard field goal at 13:59. The defense forced the 49ers into their 7th three-and–out of the game. A 34-yard punt by Lee coupled with a 13-yard return by McQuarters gave the Bears the ball at the San Francisco 39. Thomas took the first play of the possession for 17 yards. On third-and-three an offside penalty on Anthony Adams gave the Bears a fresh set of downs. However, the Bears were unable to put it in the end zone and settled for Edinger's third field goal of the game. Drive: 7 plays, 31 yards in 4:00. Bears 16, 49ers 13.
CB Nathan Vasher 71-yard interception return for a touchdown at 3:52. The 49ers were marching in Chicago territory with a chance to tie or take the lead. Dorsey found a rhythm, connecting on four consecutive passes for 38 yards. His next completion went to Vasher. The rookie came up with a juggling interception as Dorsey tried to hit Lloyd. Vasher had the presence of mind to regain his balance and control of the ball. With a few blocks, Vasher returned the interception 71 yards for a touchdown. The play went to review to see if Lloyd touched Vasher while he was on the ground, but the call stood. PAT by Edinger was good. Drive: 1 play, 71 yards. Bears 23, 49ers 13.