49ers vs. Bears: Biggest studs, duds from Week 8 win

Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty
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Justin Fields, Nick Bosa, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) against San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /

49ers Dud: The Defense

Although the 49ers defense played well enough to win, there were opportunities to be had that were left on the field. There were two opportunities where the Bears fumbled and they were able to recover. Turnovers are something the Niners defense needs to work on, they were able to come away with an interception late in the game, but against an offense like this more plays need to be made.

Quarterback Justin Fields and the Bears entered the game as the worst offense in the NFL in almost every statistical category. Yet he was able to run for over 100 yards while taking relatively good care of the football, only throwing one interception.

And that one came on Chicago’s last possession of the game when Fields was desperately trying to get his own offense into scoring position.

Giving the offense more opportunities has to be a point of emphasis moving forward. After Sunday’s game, the 49ers now rank 31st in the NFL in turnovers forced with five through the first seven games of the season.