SAN FRANCISCO — The jawing between Adewale Ogunleye and Vernon Davis before the game was no joke. I was right on the sidelines and at one point I thought they were gonna throw down. Cooler heads prevailed. Had any physical altercation taken place, they would have been ejected. Ray Anderson, the NFL’s discipline czar, is in the house at Candlestick Park tonight.
Davis and Michael Crabtree are going to be difficult for the Bears’ wilting secondary to handle. The 49ers featured Crabtree early on their first three passing plays, and Davis is a beast in the red zone. The Bears have to decide which guy to double. The 49ers are going to the shotgun a lot as well to try to ease Alex Smith into the game, and Frank Gore is a real weapon in the draw game out of that formation as well.
The Bears want to get vertical early and also know they need more creativity in the offense, specifically more reverses and misdirection plays to Devin Hester. The 49ers are very poor on third-and-long, however, and ended up taking a sack in that situation in the red zone on their opening drive, not unusual for them. In what could be a tight game, you have to wonder if that missed field goal comes back to haunt them.