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Struggling 49ers, Bears get chance for rare victory

SAN FRANCISCO (1-10) at CHICAGO (2-9)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE — Bears by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD — San Francisco 2-8-1, Chicago 4-7

SERIES RECORD — 49ers lead 33-30-1

LAST MEETING — 49ers beat Bears 26-20, OT, Dec. 6, 2015

LAST WEEK — 49ers lost to Dolphins 31-24; Bears lost to Titans 27-21

AP PRO32 RANKING — 49ers No. 31, Bears No. 29

49ers OFFENSE — OVERALL (28), RUSH (4), PASS (30)

49ers Defence — OVERALL (32), RUSH (32), PASS (15)

BEARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (16), RUSH (21), PASS (15)

BEARS Defence — OVERALL (11), RUSH (18), PASS (12)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES —San Francisco has dropped franchise-record 10 straight since season-opening 28-0 win over Los Angeles. ... 49ers practiced in Orlando this week after losing at Miami. ... San Francisco is allowing league-high 31.3 points per game. ... QB Colin Kaepernick has completed 59.3 per cent of passes for 1,110 yards, eight TDs, two interceptions and 96 rating over past four games. Has also rushed for 223 yards in that span, averaging 7.7 yards per carry. ... WR Torrey Smith aiming for third straight game against Chicago with TD catch. ... RB Carlos Hyde had 95 yards from scrimmage (65 rushing, 30 receiving) and TD catch last week. ... Bears rank 31st in NFL in scoring at 16.2 points per game. ... Chicago has eight takeaways, tied for league's second-lowest total. ... Bears dropped 10 passes last week, including one by WR Josh Bellamy in end zone in final minute. ... QB Matt Barkley threw for career-high 316 yards, three TDs in first career start with Jay Cutler sidelined by right shoulder injury. Barkley was drafted by Philadelphia in 2013 when Chip Kelly was Eagles coach. ... WR Marquess Wilson set career highs with eight catches for 125 yards last week. ... WR Alshon Jeffery and LB Jerrell Freeman are serving four-game suspensions for violating NFL's PED policy. Jeffery will miss his third game and Freeman his second. ... Fantasy Tip: Figure Barkley will continue to look for Wilson after oft-injured receiver came through with career game against Tennessee.

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