Bears fight off 49ers for 14-9 victory

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Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky rushed on a third down play in the fourth quarter and was hit by Marcell Harris as he was sliding.

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 23: Anthony Miller #17 of the Chicago Bears celebrates after scoring against the San Francisco 49ers during their National Football League game at Levi's Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Santa Clara, California.

The NFC North champion Chicago Bears have ruled out injured Pro Bowl safety Eddie Jackson and linebacker Aaron Lynch out for their game at San Francisco on Sunday.

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's played in 13 games this season and has posted career-lows with only four pass deflections.

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Paul played 12 minutes and had four points before exiting with 6:43 left in the second quarter and the Rockets leading 45-37. The injury came on a relatively innocuous-looking play.

The Bears will march on to Minnesota next weekend to end their regular season with, at least, their highest win total since 2010 - the last time they made the playoffs.

Fill-in 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens has been impressive and Kyle Shanahan deserves credit for keeping a roster that has been decimated by injuries playing hard into the final month.

"We were ready to go", said ILB Danny Trevathan, who interception midway through the fourth quarter at the Bears' 14-yard line had thwarted a 49ers threat on their previous possession. Sherman began the play on the opposite side of the field and was one of the last players to enter the fracas. Lynch suffered an elbow injury in that game.

49ers: Visit the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

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