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2016 Schedule
1-11, 4th in NFC West
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1 Big Thing: Snow games are great to watch, not play in (1:39)
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Kaepernick 'surprised' by benching (0:35)

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Colin Kaepernick had 5 sacks and 5 pass attempts on Sunday. The Elias Sports Bureau notes that he is the first QB to get sacked at least 5 times and have 5 or fewer pass attempts since Parnell Dickinson of the 0-14 first-year 1976 Buccaneers.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers coach Chip Kelly coached Sunday's game against the Bears after his father Paul passed away on Friday night. Kelly traveled home to New Hampshire and then met the team in Chicago before the game. "The thoughts and prayers of the entire San Francisco 49ers organization are with Chip and his family as they face the difficult process of grieving the off of a loved one," general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement from the team. "Understandably, coach will take some time to be with his family before returning to the team this week. Chip has our continued support as he mourns the passing of his father." Kelly will not participate in his usual Monday press conference.

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Howard's career day powers Bears past 49ers (1:00)
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Kaepernick benched during dreadful performance (0:51)
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49ers must face QB questions again (0:44)

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers coach Chip Kelly said the move to Blaine Gabbert at QB was intended to spark the offense in the fourth quarter and nothing more. Asked if he intended to go back to Colin Kaepernick next week against the Jets, Kelly said that's not something that's even been discussed yet.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said he was "surprised" that he got pulled for Blaine Gabbert in the fourth quarter. Kaepernick said he didn't feel it was his place to put up a fight when QB coach Ryan Day informed him of the change. He offered a similar answer when asked if he believed he will be the starter moving forward.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Loved the tape on Colin Kaepernick and the fantasy matchup heading into today's game versus the Bears defense. But that was really poor football from the 49ers QB. Even with the weather in Chicago reducing the 49ers game plan, Kaepernick failed to produce in the passing game (1-of-5 for 4 yards) and he only rushed for 20 yards in Chip Kelly's zone-read schemes. And Kaepernick was eventually benched for Blaine Gabbert. That's a far fall from the previous four weeks when Kaepernick scored 95 total fantasy points (second in the NFL).

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Colin Kaepernick, who scored just two fantasy points before his fourth-quarter exit, was started in 33.3 percent of ESPN leagues, easily his season high. You couldn't have much more polar performances than his Weeks 12-13, as he tied for the top score of Week 12 (32).

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

High-volume day for Jordan Howard fantasy owners. The Bears rookie RB carried the ball 32 times for 117 yards and three touchdowns. And when the Bears get in the deep red zone, Howard can produce on downhill run schemes. Pad level and power. Plus, he hits the hole with a burst.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears rookie Leonard Floyd continues to develop as an edge rusher. On the safety, Floyd did an excellent job setting up the tackle to create an inside path to the QB. And he can close quick. Speed to get home. These late season game reps are critical for rookies. Floyd finished with two sacks today in the Bears 26-6 win over the 49ers.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers suffered perhaps their most embarrassing loss in the now 11 in a row they've posted on Sunday at Soldier Field. The woeful Chicago Bears proved the Niners are even worse than they are with a 26-6 win that dropped San Francisco to 1-11 on the season. The good news for the Niners is they bolstered their chances of a top two pick. The bad news is, well, just about everything else. On top of it all, the Niners benched QB Colin Kaepernick for Blaine Gabbert, which will surely bring another round of questions about who the team's signal caller is for the final quarter of the season.

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49ers QB Kaepernick benched in loss to Bears

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was benched early in the fourth quarter of the Niners' 26-6 loss to the Bears on Sunday after completing just 1 of 5 passes for 4 yards and no TDs.

KC Joyner ESPN Insider 

Colin Kaepernick had 409 passing/rushing yards last week. This week he has 24 passing/rushing yards with 8+ minutes left in the 4th quarter. That's an incredible production collapse against a mediocre Bears defense.

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Howard runs all over 49ers defense scoring three TDs (0:44)

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers making a quarterback change after long, rough day for QB Colin Kaepernick. Blaine Gabbert enters the game with San Francisco trailing 24-6. Kaepernick was 1-of-5 for 4 yards and was sacked five times for a loss of 25 yards. He also rushed six times for 20 yards.

Team Stats

Passing Yards182.231st
Rushing Yards127.74th
Points For19.525th
Points Against30.832nd

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