49ers
Bears
37 - 30 Final
  for this game

O'Sullivan sparks 49ers past Bears

Aug 22, 2008 - 3:18 AM By Scot Marcotte PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears solidified their quarterback situations in Thursday's preseason game. The same cannot be said of their defenses.

J. T. O'Sullivan was nearly flawless, helping guide the 49ers to an entertaining 37-30 victory over the Bears.

Playing slightly more than one quarter, O'Sullivan finished 7-of-8 for 126 yards and a touchdown to all but lock up the starting job. He capped his 158.3 quarterback rating with a 37-yard touchdown pass to Jason Hill 36 seconds into the second quarter.

Former No. 1 overall pick Alex Smith replaced O'Sullivan and struggled. Smith remained in the game through the third quarter, finishing 6-of-17 for 83 yards with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Dominique Zeigler with 9:28 left in the third quarter.

The Bears' decision to go with quarterback Kyle Orton as starter also was reinforced. He finished 10-for-17 with 147 yards and a quarterback rating of 126.3.

Orton tossed two touchdown passes to Rashied Davis, the first for 21 yards in the first quarter and the second for 7 yards in the second.

Backup Rex Grossman, on the other hand, faced a steady stream of boos. Grossman replaced Orton on the Bears' second drive of the second half, and was 1-of-4 for six yards.

On its first drive, San Francisco ran four times behind running back Frank Gore, who finished with eight rushes for 51 yards. He added a pair of receptions for 19 yards.

Chicago's rookie running back Matt Forte continued his impressive start, carrying 11 times in a 44-yard first-half performance.

With defense an after-thought for most of the contest, the game ended on an appropriate note when Bears wideout Brandon Rideau hauled in a 51-yard Hail Mary scoring pass from Caleb Hanie as time expired.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SAN FRANCISCO 6 14 7 10 37
    CHICAGO 10 10 3 7 30 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SFO - FG, JOE NEDNEY 28 YD, 4:12. SAN
    FRANCISCO 3-0
    CHI - TD, RASHIED DAVIS 21 YD PASS FROM KYLE
    ORTON (ROBBIE GOULD KICK), 6:24.
    CHICAGO 7-3
    SFO - FG, JOE NEDNEY 24 YD, 13:13. CHICAGO
    7-6
    C

    Aug 21 11:12 PM


  • NFL
    TD CHI
    BRANDON RIDEAU 51 YD PASS FROM CALEB HANIE
    (ROBBIE GOULD KICK)
    SAN FRANCISCO 37
    CHICAGO 30 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    49ers 37, Bears 30  End of Reg.Aug 21 11:12 PM


  • NFL
    FG SFO
    RICKY SCHMITT 31 YD
    SAN FRANCISCO 37
    CHICAGO 23 4:38 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    49ers 37, Bears 23  4th - 4:38Aug 21 10:57 PM


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    TD SFO
    THOMAS CLAYTON 15 YD RUN
    (RICKY SCHMITT KICK)
    SAN FRANCISCO 34
    CHICAGO 23 14:13 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    49ers 34, Bears 23  4th - 14:13Aug 21 10:39 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SAN FRANCISCO 6 14 7 27
    CHICAGO 10 10 3 23 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SFO - FG, JOE NEDNEY 28 YD, 4:12. SAN
    FRANCISCO 3-0
    CHI - TD, RASHIED DAVIS 21 YD PASS FROM KYLE
    ORTON (ROBBIE GOULD KICK), 6:24.
    CHICAGO 7-3
    SFO - FG, JOE NEDNEY 24 YD, 13:13. CHICAGO

    Aug 21 10:35 PM


  • NFL
    FG CHI
    ROBBIE GOULD 28 YD
    SAN FRANCISCO 27
    CHICAGO 23 5:43 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    49ers 27, Bears 23  3rd - 5:43Aug 21 10:19 PM


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    TD SFO
    DOMINIQUE ZEIGLER 12 YD PASS FROM ALEX D. SMITH
    (RICKY SCHMITT KICK)
    SAN FRANCISCO 27
    CHICAGO 20 9:28 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    49ers 27, Bears 20  3rd - 9:28Aug 21 10:05 PM


  • NFL
    MISSED FG SFO
    RICKY SCHMITT 42 YD ATTEMPT BLOCKED
    SAN FRANCISCO 20
    CHICAGO 20 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Aug 21 9:35 PM
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    49ers 20, Bears 20  HalfAug 21 9:35 PM


  • NFL
    FG CHI
    ROBBIE GOULD 24 YD
    SAN FRANCISCO 20
    CHICAGO 20 0:41 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    49ers 20, Bears 20  2nd - 0:41Aug 21 9:29 PM


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    TD CHI
    RASHIED DAVIS 7 YD PASS FROM KYLE ORTON
    (ROBBIE GOULD KICK)
    SAN FRANCISCO 20
    CHICAGO 17 5:58 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    49ers 20, Bears 17  2nd - 5:58Aug 21 9:15 PM


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    TD SFO
    MORAN NORRIS 1 YD RUN
    (JOE NEDNEY KICK)
    SAN FRANCISCO 20
    CHICAGO 10 11:17 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    49ers 20, Bears 10  2nd - 11:17Aug 21 9:03 PM


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    TD SFO
    JASON HILL 37 YD PASS FROM J.T. O'SULLIVAN
    (JOE NEDNEY KICK)
    SAN FRANCISCO 13
    CHICAGO 10 14:14 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    49ers 13, Bears 10  2nd - 14:14Aug 21 8:49 PM


  • NFL
    FG CHI
    ROBBIE GOULD 21 YD
    SAN FRANCISCO 6
    CHICAGO 10 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    49ers 6, Bears 10  End of 1stAug 21 8:43 PM
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    49ers 6, Bears 7  1st - 1:33Aug 21 8:38 PM


  • NFL
    FG SFO
    JOE NEDNEY 24 YD
    SAN FRANCISCO 6
    CHICAGO 7 1:47 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    49ers 6, Bears 7  1st - 1:47Aug 21 8:34 PM


  • NFL
    TD CHI
    RASHIED DAVIS 21 YD PASS FROM KYLE ORTON
    (ROBBIE GOULD KICK)
    SAN FRANCISCO 3
    CHICAGO 7 8:36 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    49ers 3, Bears 7  1st - 8:36Aug 21 8:21 PM


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    FG SFO
    JOE NEDNEY 28 YD
    SAN FRANCISCO 3
    CHICAGO 0 10:48 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    49ers 3, Bears 0  1st - 10:48Aug 21 8:14 PM
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    49ers vs. BearsAug 21 3:08 PM