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49ers 10 - Bears 6: Play-by-play

Fooch's Note: Thanks again to smileyman for another great look at the play-by-play from the 49ers game.  We'll continue moving these to the front page each week.

Thursday's game was an interesting experience. For those of us on NFL Network we were blessed with no audio from the announcing booth for nearly 1 quarter. The field seemed very wet--lots of people slipping and falling on both teams. The camera angles were also very odd, as if NFL Network was trying to make us all dizzy. The game was a close one. 5 interceptions thrown by Cutler, 1 by Smith in a game that was either a great defensive battle or an ugly offensive performance (depending on your point of view I suppose). 

By the way, on Tuesday night I had a dream that we pulled out a close win and then went on a streak winning the rest of our games. We'll see what happens--GB is next and we haven't won there since 1996. Their O-line is not good, but we're ranked 29th against the pass and Aaron Rodgers can air it  out. 

1st Drive
1st play (1st and 10)--2 TE, 1 WR, 1 RB, 1 FB. Walker split left. Davis and Crabtree right. 15 yard pass to Crabtree ruled out of bounds. Sing challenges and call upheld.

2nd play (2nd and 10)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. Walker split left. Davis in down position. Crabtree and Morgan on right side. Quick crossing pattern with Crabtree and Morgan. Complete to Crabtee for 10 yards.

3rd play (1st and 10)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Walker lined out on right side. Morgan and Crabtree on left. Davis in down position on left. Run for five yards. I think this was a poorly designed play, even though it got us five yards.

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Look who Josh Morgan is supposed to make the block on. No way he can do that before the LB comes up to make the stop (which he did). We get somebody on him and maybe that 5 yard run turnes into 7 or 8.

4th play (2nd and 5)--1 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB, 1 FB. Morgan and Crabtree lined up on right side. Morgan comes in motion to left. Davis in down position on left. Completely obvious that it's a run. Gore just powers his way for 3 yards.

5th play (3rd and 3)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Walker far left, Crabtree inside left. Davis inside on right, Morgan far right. Crossing pattern complete to Crabtree. Offsides on defense. Simms whiffs on his block and practically pushes his man into Smith.

6th play (1st and 10)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. Davis in down position on right side. Walker split out on right side. Crabtree on far left, Morgan on inside left. Complete to Davis on the left side. Here's why I don't like this play. Davis has to hit the guy in front of him, then turn and run a pattern parallel to the O-line. It's a play that's only designed to get 3 or 4 yards, but it takes 3 seconds to complete. You should not take 3 seconds to complete a 5 yard throw. Davis is beast enough that he took a 4 yard completion and made it 6 yards.

7th play (2nd and 4)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. Davis up on right side, Walker up on left side, Morgan up on left side. Run up the middle for 2 or 3 yards. Defense called for offsides

8th play (1st and 10)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. Davis and Walker both in down position on right side. Morgan far right, Crabtree far left. Davis flagged for offsides (he's got a ton of these)

9th play (1st and 15)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. Crabtee left, Walker left. Davis in down position on right side, with Morgan right next to him. Walker goes in motion and lines up behind Davis. Both Crabtree and Morgan are within 5 yards of the line. Couldn't be more obvious that it's a run. Gore off right tackle for 8 yards (because he's a beast). We do run some pass plays with the FB in but our receivers aren't lined up so close to the tackles.

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10th play (2nd and 7)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. Morgan far left, Walker inside. Davis lined up just back of the RT. Crabtree far right. Davis goes in motion to center then back out. Incomplete pass to Crabtree (he should've had that one).

11th play (3rd and 7)--1 TE, 3 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Davis and Hill on right side. Morgan and Crabtree on left side. Davis goes in motion to center then back. Snyder misses his man and sacks Smith. There were two players open in the middle--Crabtree and Gore. Smith needs to learn to make his reads quicker.

12th play--missed field goal.

 

2nd Drive
1st play (1st and 10)--1 TE, 2 WR, 1 FB, 1 RB. Davis is down on right side. Morgan on right side. Crabtree on left. Morgan comes in motion to left then lines up right behind left tackle. Run to right side for 4 yards. Line shifts their blocks to the left, Baas pulls to the right to pick up the extra man.

2nd play (2nd and 6)--1 TE, 2 WR, 1 FB, 1 RB. Crabtree right. Norris on right side. Davis in down position on left side. Morgan out. Norris comes in motion to center. I don't like this play either. Gore is 7 yards back of the LOS when the ball is snapped. The game is so fast that the defense can get to the LOS before (or at the same time) that Gore does. This run is stuffed.

3rd play (3rd and 6)--1 TE, 3 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Crabtree out left. Then Morgan. Davis in up postion on left side. Hill out right. Davis goes in motion. Pass complete to Jason Hill who makes a great effort to get the 1st down. Really good protection

4th play--punt


3rd Drive
1st play (1st and 10)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. Crabtree far left, Morgan inside. Walker and Davis in down position on right side. Morgan goes in motion to left. Decent protection. Smith holds on to the ball to long and is sacked.

2nd play (2nd and 15)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. Walker and Crabtree left, Davis and Morgan right. Davis called for offsides.

3rd play (2nd and 18)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Davis in down position on left side. Crabtree far left. Walker comes in motion from left side to right. Quick pass to Morgan for a gain of 11 (good job of Morgan fighting for yards).

4th play (3rd and 7)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. Crabtree far left. Davis in down postion off RT. Walker in down position behind him. Morgan far right. Walker goes in motion to left side. Plenty of time in the pocket. Pass dumped off to Gore for 4 yards.

5th play (1st and 10)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Davis in down position on right side. Morgan far right. Crabtree far left. Walker inside left. Shovel pass to Gore for 9 yards.

6th play (2nd and 1)--1 TE, 2 WR, 1 FB, 1 RB. Davis in down position on left side. Morgan and Crabtree on left. Morgan goes in motion to center then lines up behind LT. Run up the middle for 1 yard.

7th play (1st and 10)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. Davis on right side, Walker on left. Morgan on right side, Crabtree on right. Snyder misses his man who knocks down Smith's pass intended for Davis.

8th play (2nd and 10)--2 TE, 2 Wr, 1 RB. In shotgun. Davis on left side, Walker on right. Morgan on right. Crabtree on left. Davis goes in motion to left side. Draw for 4 yards.

9th play (3rd and 6)--1 TE, 3 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Davis and Morgan left. Hill and Crabtree right. Davis goes in motion and lines up behind RT. Complete to Morgan for 6 yards.

10th play (1st and 10)--1 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB, 1 FB. Davis in down position on right side. Morgan far right. Crabtree far left. Deep ball intercepted. Crabtree stumbled. (The field seemed very wet to me)

4th Drive (1st and 10)--1 TE, 3 WR, 1 RB. Davis down in right position. Crabtree far right. Morgan and Hill left. Run off RT for TD. Some great blocks here. The line blocks to the left, Baas pulls and picks up the extra man. It looks to me like Davis takes on two guys. TD is the result (This play works very well for our running game. Every time we run it we get at least 4 or 5 yards.

 

5th Drive
1st play (1st and 10)--1 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB, 1 FB. Davis in down position on right side. Morgan and Crabtree left. Off LG for 3 yards.

2nd play (2nd and 7)--1 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB, 1 FB. Davis down on left. Morgan and Crabtree right. Morgan goes in motion to center comes back and lines up behind Davis. Baas gets stomped by Tommie Harris who tackles Gore for a loss of 3 yards.

3rd play (3rd and 10)--1 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Davis in down position on right side. Crabtree left. Morgan and Hill right side. Quick out to Crabtree for 5 yards. I don't like this play call. You need 10 yards and you call a play that's only designed to get 5 yards.

4th play--Punt

 

6th Drive
1st play (1st and 10)--1 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB, 1 FB. Davis in down position on left side. Morgan and Crabtree on right side. Morgan goes in motion to left side. Run up the middle for no gain.

2nd play (2nd and 10)--1 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB, 1 FB. Davis in down position on right side. Crabtree on left, Morgan on right. Quick pass to Gore for a loss of 2 yards.

3rd play (3rd and 12)--1 TE, 2 WR, 2 RB. In shotgun. Crabtree far right. Morgan far left. Davis near left. Decent protection. Right side of pocket collapses as Smith throws and the ball is knocked loose and intercepted. Called back for offsides on defense.

4th play (3rd and 7)--1 TE, 3 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Davis in down position on right side. Crabtree far right. Morgan far left. Hill near left. Draw to Gore for 6 yards.

5th play (4th and a foot)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. Davis down on right side. Walker lined up off LT in up position. Crabtree left. Morgan right. QB sneak no gain.

 

7th Drive
1st play (1st and 10)--1 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB, 1 FB. Davis down on left side. Crabtree far right, Morgan inside right. Pass to Crabtree for 20 yards. I like this call. Everyone is expecting run because Norris is in. We've got 8 men in the box, the guy covering Crabtree is eyeing the center because he's expecting run as well. He starts backing up and moving to his right to get closer to the action and Crabtree blows by him. 

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2nd play (1st and 10)--Same formation as above. Morgan goes in motion to left. Pass to Morgan across the middle for 4 yards. Bad decision by Smith. Chicago blitzes leaving man-on-man coverage. Crabtee is wide open on the right side, but Smith locks into Morgan from the beginning.

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3rd play (2nd and 6)--1 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB, 1 FB. Davis down on left. Morgan left, Crabtree right. Morgan goes in motion to right. Run for -2 yards.

4th play (3rd and 18)--1 TE, 3 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Morgan and Hill on left. Davis and Crabtree right. Davis goes in motion to the center and then back. Morgan called for false start.

5th play (3rd and 13)--1 TE, 3 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Gore lined out far left. Crabtree inside. Davis on right side, then Morgan and Hill. Davis in motion to center then back out. Screen pass to Davis for 5 yards. (Snyder was called for illegal man downfield on this one but Chicago declined)

 

8th Drive
1st play (1st and 10)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. Walker down on left, Davis down on right. Morgan split right, Crabtree left. Walker goes in motion right then back to left. Run right side for no gain.

2nd play (2nd and 10)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. Walker down on left, Davis down on right. 

Crabtree far left, Morgan near left. Walker goes in motion to right side. Pass to VD for 5 yards.

3rd play (3rd and 5)--1 TE, 3 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Crabtree far right. Davis inside right. Morgan and Hill left. Quick pass incomplete to Morgan (who slipped)

 


9th Drive

1st play (1st and 10)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1RB. Davis down on right. Crabtree inside on right. Walker outside on far right. Morgan left. Crabtree in motion to center then back out. Right side starts breaking down. Pass to Gore out in left flat gain for 5 yards.

2nd play (2nd and 5)--2 TE, 2 WR. Davis down on left side. Walker down next to him. Morgan inside right, Crabtree outside right. Walker goes in motion, then comes back. Incomplete pass (nobody open Smith throws it away).

3rd play (3rd and 5)--1 TE, 3 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Crabtree far left. Davis, Morgan, and Hill on right side in "bunch" formation. I like this formation. You've got 3 guys who can either go out in crossing patterns and bump off defenders or you can run. Direct snap to Gore for 25 yards. Rachal makes a beautiful block in the secondary to spring Gore free. Fumble recovered by Morgan.

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4th play (1st and goal at the 6)--2 TE, 1 WR, 1 RB, 1 FB. Davis and Walker down on right side, Morgan out left. Walker goes in motion left. Run off LT for 4 yards.

5th play (2st and goal at the 2)--Same formation. Walker stays put. Same call for -2 yards t

his time. I hate this call. You've got everybody shifting their defender left, leaving Gore one-on-one. Davis tries to arm block his guy who puts an early hit on Gore. I think this is a poorly designed play. You've got an un-impeded defender comign through, and your fullback is lined up on the wrong side to block him! Sure Gore has great finishing power, but what use is the FB in that situation!?!

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6th play (2nd and goal at the 3)--In shotgun. Morgan and Crabtree right, Hill far left, Davis near left. Davis goes in motion from far right to inside right. Snyder falls down almost immediately putting pressure on Alex). Luckily Rachal has already picked up that defender. Chicago's safety stays in and puts pressure on Smith who has to throw it away. If Snyder doesn't fall he pick up the safety, leaving room for Alex to roll out and either find Morgan open or run it in.

7th play--FG

 

10th Drive
1st play (1st and 10)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Crabtree right. Davis right in down position. Walker inside left, Morgan far left. Gore lined up on right side of Alex goes in motion to left side. Run loses 1 yard on the play

2nd play (2nd and 11)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Davis down on left. Walker lined up right side. Morgan inside left, Crabtree outside left. Gorgeus blocks by Rachal and Heitmann to open a huge hole for Gore. Gain of 23 yards.

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3rd play (1st and 10)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Walker lined up right. Davis on left side in down position. Morgan inside left, Crabtree far left. Gore starts on right side of Alex, goes in motion to left side. Run off LT for 3 yards. This is the same play as before except Sims gets beat forcing Gore to cut left. Huge hole on right side again. If Gore is able to make it it's his 4th TD run of the season of more than 60 yards. 

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4th play (2nd and 7)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Walker far left. Davis in down position on right side. Morgan inside right, Crabtree far right. Gore on left side of Davis, goes in motion to right side. Up the middle for 4.

5th play (3rd and 3)--1 TE, 3 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Crabtree far left. Morgan inside right, Davis inside right, Hill far right (in bunch formation). Davis in motion to center and back. Snyder pulls. M-Rob off the right side for 4 yards (Gore was out taking a breather).

6th play (1st and 10)--1 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB, 1 FB. Davis down on right side. Jason Hill inside left, Crabtree outside left. Gore off right side for no gain.

7th play (2nd and 10)--Same formation. Snyder misses his man completely. Pass incomplete to Norris (who let it bounce off his hands). Offsides called on Chicago

8th play (2nd and 5)--1 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB, 1 FB. Davis down on right side. Hill far right, Crabtree far left. Hill goes in motion lining up off the LT. Gore to right side for 2 yards.

9th play (3rd and 3)--1 TE, 3 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Davis in up position on left side. Morgan next to him. Crabtree far left. Hill on right. Davis goes in motion to right side. Quick pass to M-Rob who slips as he catches it for 4 yards.

10th play (1st and 10)--2 TE, 2 WR, 1 RB. Davis down on left side. Crabtree far right. Walker up on left side. Morgan far left. Gore up the middle for no gain.

11th play (2nd and 10)--1 TE, 3 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Crabtree far right. Davis, Morgan, Hill on left side in "bunch" formation. Davis goes in motion to center then back. Gore up the middle for 2 yards.

12th play (3rd and 8)--1 TE, 3 WR, 1 RB. In shotgun. Hill far right. Davis, Morgan, Crabtree in "bunch" position on left. Davis in motion to right. Pressure almost immediately. Alex scrambles for 2 yards.

 

Some thoughts:


1. I know why Walker doesn't get many balls thrown his way. He runs terrible routes. I tried to pay close attention to him and he just doesn't put that much effort into getting open.

2. Our defense really needs to work on the 2 minute drill. Killed us at Minnesota, at Indy, and almost killed us again.

3. I don't like our OLBs. They're not big enough to get pressure on the QB, and they're not quick enough to chase down speed guys on the outside. We get killed with outside runs and screens. (Matt Forte had 120 yards receiving against us. Chris Johnson burned us for 135 yards on the ground (would've been closer to 200 if not for some penalties). 

4. We also have problems covering opposing Tight Ends on seam routes in the middle of the field.

5. I'm not sure how I feel about Raye as OC. Our offense is moving along pretty good. We had some really nice drives, and the running game appears to be picking up. I couldn't point to many bone-headed calls, but some of his plays just aren't designed well. Sure we can point to lack of execution, but if you've got a play that's a poor design no amount of execution will ovecome it.

6. Our line has gotten better though Snyder is a horrible RT.

7. Alex Smith still needs to work on his reads. He's still got a tendency to pick a target early. He's not locking in as much, but he missed some wide open receivers on Thursday night's game.

8. Roman was lucky that his lone interception wasn't overturned on PI. He bumped the guy just enough to knock him out of the way. Any harder and it would have been pass interference, not an interception. 

9. We've got a really solid core of LB's. Of course we've got Willis, but Wilhelm has been a great find for us, and McKillop is also pretty good.

10. I'd like to see more of both Jason Hill and M-Rob. I hate running FB plays. Norris can't catch and he's not all that great at blocking. I'd rather see M-Rob in there giving us two options at RB.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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