The 49ers had taken advantage of field position and turnovers, and appeared to have all the points anyone needs today in Chicago.
But that’s when Matt Barkley caught fire, or something, and the Bears lead 7-6 at halftime.
The 49ers were up 6-0 on a pair of short Phil Dawson field goals, and have made the rare plays on a snowy day.
The 49ers have blocked a punt and recovered a Bears fumble on a kickoff, the kinds of field position swings that are crucial on a day when offense just wasn’t happening.
The Bears had two first downs until a two-minute drive, as Barkley hadn’t been able to move them. Or complete a pass for that matter for the first 28 minutes, as he was 0-of-3 passing before wheeling off four straight completions, to move them into position for a Jordan Howard touchdown run.
Barkley finished the half 4-of-8 passing for 64 yards, which is 60 more yards than Colin Kaepernick has, on his one completion.