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|With Jay Cutler out, it will be up to Jason Campbell to lead the Bears on Monday in San Francisco.|
Coach: Lovie Smith | Record including playoffs: 81-62
Career record (including playoffs) vs. Jim Harbaugh: 0-0 | Career record vs. 49ers: 3-1
Last week: Lost to Houston Texans 13-6.
Key stat: The Bears have scored 242 points through nine games, while allowing 133, which ranks as the league’s best point differential (109). Chicago’s point differential is the 12th best through nine games in franchise history, and the third best over the last 45 years.
Offense rank: 28th (316.8 ypg) | Defense rank: 5th (307.3 ypg).
|Brandon Marshall may miss the chemistry he enjoys with Jay Cutler on Monday night.|
Offensive leader: Brandon Marshall leads the Bears with 67 catches for 904 yards and seven touchdowns, which ranks him No. 3 in receiving yardage and second in receptions. A three-time Pro Bowler, Marshall is one of three players -- with Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald and Atlanta’s Roddy White -- to gain more than 1,000 yards in each of the last five seasons.
Defensive leader:Cornerback Tim Jennings has produced three games in which he’s snared multiple interceptions and currently leads the NFL with 8 INTs. Interestingly, 11 of Jennings’ 15 career interceptions have come over the last three years with the Bears after he spent the first four years of his career with the Indianapolis Colts. Two of Jennings’ pass breakups have also led to INTs.
Coach: Jim Harbaugh | Record: 20-6-1
Career head-to-head record vs. Smith: 0-0 | Career record vs. Bears: 0-0
Last week: Tied with the St. Louis Rams 24-24
Key stat: The 49ers are tied for second in the NFL with 17 drives of five minutes or more, and the club is also tied for second in the league for the most touchdowns on drives of five minutes or more (10). San Francisco also ranks first in the league with 52 runs of 10 yards or more.
Offense rank: 11th (365.9 ypg). | Defense rank: 3rd (292.1 pg).
|The 49ers are 25-7 when Frank Gore rushes for at least 100 yards.|
Offensive leader: Running back Frank Gore ranks No. 8 in the NFL with 753 rushing yards, and since 2005 has eclipsed the 100-yard mark rushing more than any other running back (32 times). San Francisco’s all-time leading rusher, Gore averages 5.4 yards per carry and the 49ers own a 25-7 record when he finishes with 100 yards or more.
Defensive leader: Linebacker Patrick Willis has been in the Pro Bowl five times, yet has played just five years. Currently second on the team in tackles (100), Willis has generated 11 quarterback pressures and seven quarterback hits, in addition to breaking up six passes, recovering a fumble, and intercepting one pass. In 85 starts, Willis has posted double-digit tackle totals in 58 of them.