San Francisco 32, Chicago 7

Monday, November 19, 2012 8:30 PM
WHEN: 8:30 PM EST, Monday, November 19, 2012
WHERE: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California
TEMPERATURE: 64°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Tony Corrente
ATTENDANCE: 69732

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Chicago 0 0 7 0 7
San Francisco 10 10 7 5 32

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 7-3 4-1 3-2 L2
San Francisco 7-2 4-1 3-1 W1

Recap


49ers 32, Bears 7: Colin Kaepernick was brilliant in his first career start, throwing a pair of touchdown passes to lead host San Francisco to a rout of Chicago.

Kaerpernick, playing in place of the injured Alex Smith, completed 16 of 23 passes for 243 yards and sparked the 49ers (7-2-1) to a 20-0 halftime lead in easily winning the matchup of backup quarterbacks against beleaguered Bears signal caller Jason Campbell.

Aldon Smith registered 5.5 of the six sacks against Campbell, who was intercepted twice and fumbled for a safety in a dominating defensive performance by San Francisco that opened a 1 1/2-game lead atop the NFC West. Chicago (7-3) suffered its second straight loss and dropped into a tie with Green Bay atop the NFC North.

Tight end Vernon Davis had six receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown and David Akers kicked three field goals for the 49ers, who scored the first 27 points and limited the Bears to 35 total yards in the opening half.

Kendall Hunter scored on a 14-yard run in the second quarter and Kaepernick connected with Michael Crabtree on a 10-yard scoring pass as the lead ballooned to 27-0 with 11:12 left in the third quarter.

Chicago had not allowed points on an opening drive this season, but Kaepernick ended that streak by moving his team 68 yards in nine plays, leading to Akers' 32-yard field goal. Kaepernick needed only four plays to reach the end zone on the ensuing possession, connecting with Davis on a 3-yard scoring toss that was set up by a 57-yard pass to Kyle Williams to make it 10-0 with 6:19 left in the first quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Campbell, who finished 14-of-22 for 107 yards and a touchdown, had minus passing yards until completing an 18-yarder to Michael Bush midway through the third quarter. ... The game marked the first time in NFL history that both quarterbacks were making their first starts for division-leading clubs this late in the season. ... Smith took over the league lead with 15 sacks and has 29 in his first two seasons - the third most all-time for a player in his first two years since 1982.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Chicago   San Francisco
Matt Forte Player Frank Gore
21 Attempts 17
63 Yards 78
3.0 Avg Yards 4.6
0 Touchdowns 0
8 Long 14
Receiving
Chicago   San Francisco
Devin Hester Player Vernon Davis
3 Receptions 6
23 Yards 83
7.7 Avg Yards 13.8
0 Touchdowns 1
9 Long 32

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Chicago 143 85 58 1 0 0 2.0 0
San Francisco 353 121 232 3 3 2 6.0 3

Upcoming Games

  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against New Orleans. The 49ers have a W/L % of .778 after a win and .778 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Bears have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .700 after a loss.