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Grossman sharp in leading Bears over 49ers

Aug 26, 2007 - 3:30 AM By Scot Marcotte PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

CHICAGO (Ticker) - Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith hoped to give quarterback Rex Grossman three quarters against the San Francisco 49ers. It wasn't necessary.

Grossman was nearly flawless in the first half, completing 13-of-20 passes for 211 yards, two touchdowns and one interception to guide the Bears to a 31-28 preseason victory over the 49ers.

Grossman's first-half performance was good enough to encourage Smith to him in the second half.

The 31 points scored in the first half were all the Bears needed to hold off the 49ers, who made it look respectable with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns.

Grossman started the game by engineering a six-play, 60-yard drive, highlighted by a 45-yard pass to Bernard Berrian on the first play. Bears running back Cedric Benson capped the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run.

Bears fans held their collective breath when playmaker Devin Hester, starting for wideout Muhsin Muhammad, went down with a shoulder injury early in the Bears' second drive.

Hester was held out for the remainder of the game, though Smith said, "He'll be fine."

On the same drive, Grossman drew boos by fumbling a snap that he eventually recovered. The bobble drew reminders of his three fumbled exchanges the previous week against the Indianapolis Colts.

Meanwhile, the 49ers didn't have much opportunity to see their offense in the first half. The Bears controlled the ball for nearly 20 minutes, allowing the 49ers only 17 offensive plays and 44 total net yards.

San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith managed only 10 yards passing on two completions, finishing 4-of-8 for 47 yards.

The 49ers took advantage of Grossman's interception by ex-Bear Walt Harris for a 52-yard touchdown, along with a Drisan James' fumbled kick return at the Chicago 6-yard line to set up another touchdown.

San Francisco made it a game with two second-half touchdown throws by Trent Dilfer - one to Zachary Hilton and the other to Jason Hill.






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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    SAN FRANCISCO 0 13 0 15 28
    CHICAGO 10 21 0 0 31 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CHI - TD, CEDRIC BENSON 2 YD RUN (ROBBIE
    GOULD KICK), 3:23. CHICAGO 7-0
    CHI - FG, ROBBIE GOULD 37 YD, 7:46. CHICAGO
    10-0
    2ND QUARTER: CHI - TD, BERNARD BERRIAN 25 YD PASS FROM REX
    GROSSMAN (RO

    Aug 25 11:00 PM


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    SAN FRANCISCO 28
    CHICAGO 31 1:43 LEFT, 4TH QTR
    CHI BALL ON CHI 19 YD LINE
    1ST AND 10

    49ers vs. BearsAug 25 10:56 PM
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    TD SFO
    ZACH HILTON 3 YD PASS FROM TRENT DILFER
    (JOE NEDNEY KICK)
    SAN FRANCISCO 20
    CHICAGO 31 14:55 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    49ers vs. BearsAug 25 10:21 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 13 0 13
    CHICAGO 10 21 0 31 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CHI - TD, CEDRIC BENSON 2 YD RUN (ROBBIE
    GOULD KICK), 3:23. CHICAGO 7-0
    CHI - FG, ROBBIE GOULD 37 YD, 7:46. CHICAGO
    10-0
    2ND QUARTER: CHI - TD, BERNARD BERRIAN 25 YD PASS FROM REX
    GROSS

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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 13 13
    CHICAGO 10 21 31 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CHI - TD, CEDRIC BENSON 2 YD RUN (ROBBIE
    GOULD KICK), 3:23. CHICAGO 7-0
    CHI - FG, ROBBIE GOULD 37 YD, 7:46. CHICAGO
    10-0
    2ND QUARTER: CHI - TD, BERNARD BERRIAN 25 YD PASS FROM REX
    GROSSMAN

    Aug 25 9:31 PM


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    TD CHI
    ADRIAN PETERSON 3 YD RUN
    (ROBBIE GOULD KICK)
    SAN FRANCISCO 13
    CHICAGO 31 0:36 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    49ers vs. BearsAug 25 9:29 PM


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    TD SFO
    WALT HARRIS 54 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (PAT FAILED)
    SAN FRANCISCO 13
    CHICAGO 24 3:13 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    TD CHI
    DESMOND CLARK 2 YD PASS FROM REX GROSSMAN
    (ROBBIE GOULD KICK)
    SAN FRANCISCO 7
    CHICAGO 24 6:30 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    49ers vs. BearsAug 25 9:05 PM


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    TD SFO
    MAURICE HICKS 2 YD RUN
    (JOE NEDNEY KICK)
    SAN FRANCISCO 7
    CHICAGO 17 11:51 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    49ers vs. BearsAug 25 8:55 PM
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    TD CHI
    BERNARD BERRIAN 25 YD PASS FROM REX GROSSMAN
    (ROBBIE GOULD KICK)
    SAN FRANCISCO 0
    CHICAGO 17 14:55 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 0
    CHICAGO 10 10 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CHI - TD, CEDRIC BENSON 2 YD RUN (ROBBIE
    GOULD KICK), 3:23. CHICAGO 7-0
    CHI - FG, ROBBIE GOULD 37 YD, 7:46. CHICAGO
    10-0

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    FG CHI
    ROBBIE GOULD 37 YD
    SAN FRANCISCO 0
    CHICAGO 10 7:14 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    49ers vs. BearsAug 25 8:28 PM


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    TD CHI
    CEDRIC BENSON 2 YD RUN
    (ROBBIE GOULD KICK)
    SAN FRANCISCO 0
    CHICAGO 7 11:37 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    49ers vs. BearsAug 25 8:13 PM
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