The 49ers will have QB Jimmy Garoppolo under center for Week 8 vs. the Bears. So we won’t get a matchup of rookie QBs in Trey Lance vs. Justin Fields. Jimmy G returned to the lineup in Week 7’s loss to the Colts. He didn’t play particularly well in the loss, throwing 2 INTs, but Lance is dealing with an injury and can’t play.
The Bears have lost back-to-back games to the top teams in the NFC — the Buccaneers and Packers. The Bears can’t hang their heads too much by those results. Fields is still just a rookie, but hasn’t looked like the franchise answer through the past few games. He’s thrown 4 INTs the past two weeks. The Bears may have found a keeper in RB Khalil Herbert, who has filled in nicely for the injured David Montgomery.
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