The San Francisco 49ers do not throw the football very well, based on combined statistics for the year. They run the ball only slightly better, and have been wracked by injuries at running back.
The Bears need to beware of a trap, however, one with some possible complexity owing to a domino effect. By improving their passing offense with one major personnel move, the 49ers have become respectable at throwing and, by extension, potentially more of a threat running it by creative scheming.
The Bears were hurt the past two games by scheming of the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers. With quarterback Blaine Gabbert, San Francisco becomes more capable of scheming to have the Bears in their preferred 3-4 alignment and then do damage throwing, something they weren’t able to do with an inept Colin Kaepernick.
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