The 49ers and Bears both enter their Week 8 matchup in very similar, but also very different places.
Neither team has been particularly good through seven weeks, and both clubs are coming into the game off of bad Week 7 losses. One key difference is under center though where the Bears have chosen to roll with rookie quarterback Justin Fields while relegating veteran Andy Dalton to the bench. The 49ers have stuck with veteran Jimmy Garoppolo and kept rookie QB Trey Lance on the sidelines.
Beyond that detail these are two teams with similar issues and toeing the line between playoff contention and a long spiral to the abyss of NFL mediocrity where draft season begins in November.
But which team has the advantage this week? Bears Wire managing editor Alyssa Barbieri stopped by for a chat to discuss key areas of Sunday’s game and which team ultimately has the edge Sunday at Soldier Field.