Blame NFL for QB concussions
NFL 2012 Week 11
Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Rosenbloom discusses Cutler's increasing number of concussions and the dangers that quarterbacks are facing overall in the NFL
Blame NFL for QB concussions
Chicago Bears (7-2) at San Francisco 49ers (6-2-1)
(Monday, ESPN, 8:30 PM ET)
Two of the NFL's top defenses will meet on Monday night when the Bears visit the 49ers in a matchup between division leaders. San Francisco leads the NFL allowing 127 points (14.1 per game) and Chicago ranks second with 133 points allowed (14.8 per game).
The 49ers rank in the top three in the NFC in all three defensive yardage categories: total yards per game (292.1, first), passing yards per game (196.8, third) and rushing yards per game (95.3, third).
The Bears, who rank second in the NFC in rushing defense (92.3) and third in total defense (307.3), lead the NFL with 30 takeaways, 19 interceptions and seven interception-return touchdowns.
"We're 7-2," said Chicago head coach LOVIE SMITH after the team's 13-6 loss to Houston. "We're going to get ready for San Francisco. We have an extra day to get ready for them. There's a lot of football left to go."
The 49ers tied St. Louis in Week 10 and look to get a win on Monday.
"It prepared us," said San Francisco tight end VERNON DAVIS after the tie versus the Rams. "Chicago's a good team. They have a lot of talent. I know that we'll be ready."
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