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Bears clinch No. 3 seed with 14-9 win over 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) With a dominant defense behind him, Mitchell Trubisky knows the Chicago Bears' offense doesn't have to do too much to keep winning.

That formula has the Bears heading into the season finale with a chance to earn a first-round playoff bye.

Trubisky threw one TD pass and the Chicago defense used a couple of key late stops to keep San Francisco out of the end zone, leading the Bears to their eighth win in nine games, 14-9 over the 49ers on Sunday.

''For us as an offense, we have to do our part as well,'' Trubisky said. ''Because we're a family and we want to take care of those guys and take a lot of pressure off them and score a lot of points so they don't have to play all-world every single week. That's the standard that they've come to hold themselves to.''

Khalil Mack and Co. delivered again. Danny Trevathan made a key interception with San Francisco (4-11) driving in the fourth quarter, and then the defense made one more stop to clinch at least the third seed in the NFC playoffs. The Bears (11-4) can earn a first-round bye with a win in the season finale and a loss by the Rams.

''We've been in this situation so many times and have come up big. It's almost expected of us,'' cornerback Prince Amukamara said. ''Like when we had to go back on the field to help win it for our team. Everyone was poised and no one was shaking. We expected great things to come out of it and we're glad we stood up for our team.''

The game turned feisty in the fourth quarter, when San Francisco safety Marcell Harris hit Trubisky after he started sliding on a scramble near the Bears' bench. Trubisky's teammates took exception to what they considered a ''dirty'' hit and a scuffle ensued with punches being thrown and San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman and Chicago receivers Joshua Bellamy and Anthony Miller all getting ejected.

''As a leader, you can't let them get your teammate like that, regardless of the circumstances, regardless of what's going down,'' Sherman said. ''I felt like they went over the top, and I responded over the top.''

Shortly after the melee, the Bears converted a fourth-and-1 sneak by Trubisky from their own 35 with 4:19 to go. After the 2-minute warning, Chicago appeared ready to ice the game on a third-down completion to Allen Robinson. But instead of going down to allow the Bears to run out the clock, Robinson kept running and had the ball knocked out of his hands by Tarvarius Moore.

Greg Mabin recovered at the San Francisco 24 with 1:52 to play, but the Niners were unable to convert when Nick Mullens threw a deep incompletion to Marquise Goodwin on fourth-and-4 from the Chicago 45 instead of scrambling for the first down.

''I've just got to handle the situation better,'' Mullens said. ''I should have ran. I didn't run. In the heat of battle, a lot of things are happening fast, split-second decisions. Saw 'Quise down the field. Tried to give him a chance, instead of making the simple play. I didn't make the simple play.''

The Bears struggled to do much offensively all game but managed a TD drive on their final possession of the second quarter and first of the third quarter.

Trubisky capped the first with a 4-yard pass to Miller and then completed all seven passes on a 90-yard drive that took 7:43 and ended when Howard scored on a 2-yard run that made it 14-9. He finished 25 of 29 for 246 yards, with his 86.2 completion percentage the best mark for the franchise since at least 1950 with a minimum of 16 attempts.

''We figured out we had to dink and dunk a little bit,'' Trubisky said. ''They played more zone shell than they had played all year. That's fine. We just had to make that adjustment and make them tackle in space.''

GOOD AS GOULD

Former Bears kicker Robbie Gould kicked three field goals in the first half against his former team after making all five in a 15-14 win at Chicago last year. Gould was cut by the Bears before the 2016 season. Cody Parkey missed a 37-yard field goal for Chicago in the first quarter.

TAKE IT AWAY

The 49ers finally got a takeaway. Trubisky threw a lateral to Tarik Cohen in the second quarter that ended up in a fumble recovery by DeForest Buckner. The Niners had gone a record six full games and 399 defensive plays without a takeaway since last recording one Oct. 28 at Arizona. San Francisco added the second fumble recovery and has just seven takeaways on the year, on pace for its fewest in a season.

INJURIES

Bears: Robinson left the game after making a diving 43-yard catch in the first quarter before returning.

49ers: RB Matt Breida (ankle), WR Dante Pettis (left knee) and TE Garrett Celek (concussion) all left the game with injuries in the first half and didn't return. CB K'Waun Williams left in the second half with a knee injury.

UP NEXT

Bears: Visit Minnesota on Sunday.

49ers: Visit the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

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Key Players
M. Trubisky 10 QB
246 PaYds, PaTD, 3 RuYds
13
FPTS
K. Bourne 84 WR
73 ReYds, 4 RECs
7
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:14
C.Parkey extra point is GOOD Center-P.Scales Holder-P.O'Donnell.
plays
yds
pos
14
9
Touchdown 4:14
J.Howard up the middle for 2 yards TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
90
yds
7:43
pos
13
9
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:05
R.Gould 23 yard field goal is GOOD Center-C.Holba Holder-B.Pinion.
8
plays
63
yds
1:52
pos
7
9
Point After TD 1:52
C.Parkey extra point is GOOD Center-P.Scales Holder-P.O'Donnell.
plays
yds
pos
7
6
Touchdown 1:52
M.Trubisky pass short left to A.Miller for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN. Caught at SF 0. 0-YAC
8
plays
75
yds
3:57
pos
6
6
Field Goal 5:52
R.Gould 30 yard field goal is GOOD Center-C.Holba Holder-B.Pinion.
7
plays
14
yds
3:00
pos
0
6
Field Goal 10:58
R.Gould 33 yard field goal is GOOD Center-C.Holba Holder-B.Pinion.
12
plays
48
yds
6:26
pos
0
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 35:30 24:30
1st Downs 20 15
Rushing 6 4
Passing 12 11
Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Conv 5-11 7-14
4th Down Conv 1-1 0-1
Total Net Yards 325 279
Total Plays 60 54
Avg Gain 5.4 5.2
Net Yards Rushing 90 47
Rush Attempts 28 15
Avg Rush Yards 3.2 3.1
Net Yards Passing 235 232
Comp. - Att. 25-29 22-38
Yards Per Pass 8.1 6.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-11 1-9
Penalties - Yards 4-30 6-45
Touchdowns 2 0
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 1 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 2-2 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 3-33.0 4-45.3
Return Yards 52 47
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 2-52 3-47
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Kicking 2/3 3/3
Extra Points 2/2 0/0
Field Goals 0/1 3/3
Red Zone Eff. 2-3 -67% 0-3 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-2 -100% 0-1 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Bears 11-4 077014
49ers 4-11 09009
235 PASS YDS 232
90 RUSH YDS 47
325 TOTAL YDS 279
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Trubisky 10 QB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
86.2% 246 1 0 113.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.4% 3060 24 12 96.0
M. Trubisky 25/29 246 1 0 13
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Howard 24 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 53 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
229 826 7
J. Howard 13 53 1 9 12
T. Cohen 29 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
94 420 2
T. Cohen 6 12 0 9 0
A. Robinson 12 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
A. Robinson 1 9 0 9 6
T. Gabriel 18 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 61 0
T. Gabriel 1 8 0 8 2
A. Miller 17 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 19 0
A. Miller 1 4 0 4 8
M. Trubisky 10 QB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
65 405 3
M. Trubisky 5 3 0 3 13
T. Mizzell 33 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 16 0
T. Mizzell 1 1 0 1 2
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Robinson 12 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 6 85 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 55 754 4
A. Robinson 8 6 85 0 43 6
T. Burton 80 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 30 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 49 536 6
T. Burton 5 5 30 0 8 3
T. Gabriel 18 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 28 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 63 627 2
T. Gabriel 3 3 28 0 16 2
T. Mizzell 33 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 27 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 78 1
T. Mizzell 2 2 27 0 26 2
A. Miller 17 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 24 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 423 7
A. Miller 3 3 24 1 12 8
B. Braunecker 84 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 42 0
B. Braunecker 1 1 18 0 18 1
J. Howard 24 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 17 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 140 0
J. Howard 3 2 17 0 16 12
T. Cohen 29 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 69 717 5
T. Cohen 1 1 7 0 7 0
J. Bellamy 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 115 1
J. Bellamy 1 1 6 0 6 0
A. Shaheen 87 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 48 1
A. Shaheen 2 1 4 0 4 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
A. Amos 38 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
54-14 2 1.0
A. Amos 7-1 0.0 0 0
D. Trevathan 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
74-25 2 2.0
D. Trevathan 7-0 0.0 1 0
R. Smith 58 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
85-31 1 5.0
R. Smith 6-3 1.0 0 0
K. Mack 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-10 1 12.0
K. Mack 3-2 0.0 0 0
K. Fuller 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-9 7 0.0
K. Fuller 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Bullard 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-5 0 0.0
J. Bullard 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Bush 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 1.0
D. Bush 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Hicks 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-13 0 6.0
A. Hicks 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Goldman 91 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-11 0 2.0
E. Goldman 1-0 0.0 0 0
P. Amukamara 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
55-8 3 0.0
P. Amukamara 1-1 0.0 0 0
K. Toliver 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-2 0 0.0
K. Toliver 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Floyd 94 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-10 1 4.0
L. Floyd 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. McManis 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-2 1 1.0
S. McManis 0-1 0.0 0 0
R. Robertson-Harris 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-11 0 2.0
R. Robertson-Harris 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Parkey 1 K
2
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
22/29 41/43
C. Parkey 0/1 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
P. O'Donnell 16 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 39.7 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
58 45.1 26
P. O'Donnell 3 39.7 1 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Miller 17 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 30.0 30 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 23.2 31 0
A. Miller 1 30.0 30 0
T. Mizzell 33 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 22.0 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 15.1 22 0
T. Mizzell 1 22.0 22 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
N. Mullens 4 QB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.9% 241 0 1 65.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.5% 1995 10 7 91.2
N. Mullens 22/38 241 0 1 7
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Wilson 41 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 27 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
63 257 0
J. Wilson 11 27 0 8 3
M. Breida 22 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
153 814 3
M. Breida 4 20 0 11 2
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
G. Kittle 85 TE
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 7 74 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 79 1228 4
G. Kittle 12 7 74 0 35 7
K. Bourne 84 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 73 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 37 428 3
K. Bourne 5 4 73 0 25 7
M. Goodwin 11 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 3 29 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 23 395 4
M. Goodwin 8 3 29 0 17 2
T. Taylor 81 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 23 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 23 198 1
T. Taylor 2 1 23 0 23 2
D. Pettis 18 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 467 5
D. Pettis 5 3 21 0 13 2
J. Wilson 41 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 98 0
J. Wilson 2 2 11 0 9 3
M. Breida 22 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 261 2
M. Breida 1 1 6 0 6 2
R. James 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 98 0
R. James 1 1 4 0 4 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
E. Lee 47 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
48-8 0 1.0
E. Lee 11-1 0.0 0 0
T. Moore 33 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-3 0 0.0
T. Moore 7-0 0.0 0 1
M. Harris 36 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-6 0 0.0
M. Harris 4-1 0.0 0 0
D. Buckner 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-22 0 12.0
D. Buckner 3-0 1.0 0 0
S. Thomas 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-5 0 1.0
S. Thomas 3-1 0.0 0 0
K. Williams 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-4 0 0.0
K. Williams 3-2 0.0 0 0
C. Marsh 54 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-9 0 5.0
C. Marsh 2-1 2.0 0 0
R. Blair 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-9 0 5.0
R. Blair 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Reed 32 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-9 0 1.0
D. Reed 2-0 0.0 0 0
R. Sherman 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-6 0 1.0
R. Sherman 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Jones 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-6 0 0.0
D. Jones 2-1 0.0 0 0
F. Warner 48 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
75-34 0 0.0
F. Warner 2-2 0.0 0 0
M. Nzeocha 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-5 0 1.0
M. Nzeocha 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Taylor 77 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
J. Taylor 1-1 0.0 0 0
A. Armstead 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-13 0 3.0
A. Armstead 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Gould 9 K
9
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 0/0
SEASON FG XP
32/33 24/26
R. Gould 3/3 33 0/0 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Pinion 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 45.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
66 43.5 21
B. Pinion 4 45.3 1 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. James 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 15.0 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
22 25.2 97 1
R. James 2 15.0 16 0
M. Dayes 43 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
M. Dayes 1 17.0 17 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SF 28 2:59 5 23 Punt
10:35 CHI 25 4:47 8 56 FG Miss
5:02 CHI 21 2:42 3 0 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:54 CHI 15 2:05 4 11 Fumble
5:49 CHI 25 3:57 8 75 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:57 CHI 10 7:43 12 90 TD
1:33 CHI 35 4:27 8 22 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:37 CHI 14 5:45 11 52 Fumble
1:05 CHI 45 1:05 2 -2 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:01 SF 20 1:26 3 6 Punt
5:48 SF 27 0:46 3 1 Punt
2:20 SF 37 6:26 12 48 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:49 CHI 26 3:00 7 14 FG
1:52 SF 32 1:52 8 63 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SF 24 3:03 6 20 Punt
4:14 SF 14 2:41 4 6 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:06 SF 15 4:29 8 65 INT
1:52 SF 24 0:47 6 31 Downs