LIVE BLOG: Bears host 49ers at Soldier Field

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Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is making his eighth start Sunday. (Getty Images)

Updates from the Bears’ game against the 49ers on Sunday at Soldier Field:

Yes it did. Robbie Gould’s 24-yarder with four seconds left wins the game, 15-14.

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Could this come down to Robbie Gould making his fifth field goal?

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On third-and-9 from near midfield, Jimmy Garoppolo completed a 34-yard pass, giving the 49ers the ball at the 18.

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With 5:27 to play, the 49ers have the ball at their own 7, down two. Can Jimmy Garoppolo do what Mitch Trubisky hasn’t — bring his team back?

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The Bears announced 8,489 no-shows at Soldier Field.

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Another stellar Tarik Cohen punt return — but it’s coming back. Illegal block in the back on Ben Braunecker. The flag was thrown maybe 40 yards behind the play. Otherwise, Cohen would have given the Bears the ball at the 49ers’ 16. The flag, though, gives the Bears the ball at their own 14.

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Finally, the Bears get off the field. They force the 49ers to punt from the Bears’ 45 — maybe 10 yards short of Robbie Gould’s range — with about 11 minutes to play.

Mitch Trubisky just fumbled twice in three plays — once when he dropped a shotgun snap and the next time when he was sacked. The Bears were lucky he recovered both, but they’ll put on the first play of the fourth quarter.

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Robbie Gould strikes again. His fourth field goal of the game puts the 49ers down two. The Bears’ offense has a chance to respond — something they haven’t done often this season. Bears 14, 49ers 12

Jimmy Garoppolo is picking the Bears apart in the middle of the third quarter. He just converted a third-down pass before taking a brtual hit from the blitzing Sam Acho. The 49ers quarterback is in control.

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Bears guard Kyle Long has left the game. Tom Compton is in for him. The three-time PRo Bowl player is standing on the sideline in a baseball cap; it appears he won’t return any time soon. The Bears have yet to give an injury update.

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Per Bears radio sideline reporter Zach Zaidman, Pat O’Donnell was practicing field goals during halftime. Cairo Santos must be hurt — he hasn’t been kicking off all game. He has attempted — and made — two extra points.

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At a quiet Soldier Field, the Bears knew they had to create their own energy. At halftime, Tarik Cohen has done that. The Bears lead by five.

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Robbie Gould just made his third field goal of the game, a 35-yarder, with 24 seconds to play in the first half. Bears 14, 49ers 9

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Bears defensive end Mitch Unrein (knee) is questionable to return.

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Jimmy Garoppolo has been at his best when the 49ers empty their backfield and let him pick on the Bears’ safeties — namely, Chris Prosinski — in the middle of the field.

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Tarik Cohen with the most amazing play of his season thus far. He caught the 49ers punt, ran backwards to the right, then left, then up the sideline for a 61-yard touchdown. It was the Bears’ first punt return score since Sept. 19, 2016 — and a breakout play for Cohen, who had struggled in his limited opportunities of late. Bears 14, 49ers 6

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Bears coach John Fox challenges the spot of the ball on Mitch Trubisky’s third-down challenge — and the Bears are still short. They’ll punt. If Fox has had a good challenge all year, I don’t remember it. Still, Bears flip the field. After a 49ers penalty on the punt, they’re at their own 9.

Coach John Fox holds a 47-82 record in career challenges. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

Coach John Fox holds a 47-82 record in career challenges. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

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Charles Leno popped for a pretty obvious hold. Tarik Cohen’s successful screen coming back.

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What momentum? Bears let Niners drive down the field, but Kyle Fuller makes a big hit on third down. Robbie Gould kicks a 28-yard field goal through the north uprights, and it’s Bears 7, 49ers 6.

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The Bears say Pernell McPhee has a shoulder injury and is quesitonable to return. He’s had his helmet taken away, and that’s usually a sign he won’t.

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Mitch Trubisky did a great job stepping up in the pocket on third down to find Dontrelle Inman in the back of the end zone in the first quarter’s final minute. It’s the Bears’ first offensive touchdown in more than five-and-a-half quarters. Cairo Santos makes the extra point — for those wondering about his health after Pat O’Donnell’s kickoff. Bears 7, 49ers 3

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Dan Hampton just said during an in-game interview that Brian Urlacher should be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. He’s up for induction in early February.

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Kyle Fuller wrestles the ball away from Louis Murphy for an interception. Fuller’s last pick came in 2015 against the Redskins. Officials review the play, and it stands. Bears finally have something good come of a replay.

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Good coverage by 49ers on third-and-7 to force a sack of Mitch Trubisky, ending the Bears’ first possession. Punt.

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Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee came off the field and went to the injury tent on the 49ers’ first possession. Potentially horrible news for an already-thin Bears outside linebacker corps.

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Robbie Gould kicks a 33-yard field goal to cap a 14-play, 60-yard drive for the 49ers. He’s cheered when he takes the field, and then those cheering fans are booed by other fans. 3-0, 49ers.

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All-time dumb penalty on Roy Robertson-Harris, hitting Jimmy Garoppolo as he runs out of bounds. Rather than third-and-9, 49ers have first-and-goal at the 9.

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Chris Prosinski, who at this time last week was simply a workout warrior in Highland Park, gets the start at safety.

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Here’s a new one: Bears punter Pat O’Donnell kicked off. The Bears’ public relations staff said they it doesn’t know if Cairo Santos is hurt. The placekicker, who battled a groin injury earlier this year, wasn’t on the injury report during the week.

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The Bears, America’s greatest coin flip team, won the coin toss and will defer to the second half.

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Niners kicker Robbie Gould, who said this week there’s no such thing as a revenge game, spent a lot of pregame warmups mingling wth Bears players and staffers. Sunday is his first game at Soldier Field since the Bears cut him before the start of the 2016 season. He was a captain Sunday.

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Pregame required reading:

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Guard Josh Sitton and inside linebacker Danny Trevathan are playing Sunday. Sitton was limited in practice all week after he was concussed against the Eagles, while Trevathan will play for the first time in more than a month — he strained his calf against the Saints.

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