First-quarter wrap of Bears-Niners

SAN FRANCISCO — About what we expected.

Jay Cutler finally started looking downfield late in the quarter, which is something the Bears want to do. Clearly Chicago likes the matchup problems tight end Greg Olsen creates, and they’ll take that whenever it’s there. Patrick Willis has been involved in seemingly every tackle for the 49ers.

Expect to see more of those screens to Devin Hester and a trick play or two to him as well. The Bears anticipate seeing Alex Smith operate more outside the tackles and moving the pocket around. Frank Gore could end up being the workhorse.

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