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49ers vs. Bears: Battle of the backups!

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We break down some of the pertinent information heading into the 49ers-Bears game, and provide an open thread to discuss the game.

Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

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Date: November 19, 2012
Time: 5:30pm PDT
Location: Bill Walsh Field @ Candlestick Park
Odds Shark Spread: 49ers -3.5
Weather: 62°, 9mph S winds
TV Broadcast: ESPN - Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters
Radio: 107.7 The Bone, 680/1050 KNBR - Ted Robinson, Eric Davis
Spanish Radio: KIQI 1010-AM, KATD 990-AM - Erwin Higueros, Juan Carlos Sierra
Compass Media Networks: Wayne Larrivee, Dan Fouts, Mark Malone
Bears Coverage: Windy City Gridiron

Sports Bar Thread

Injury Report
49ers - Out: QB Alex Smith (concussion); Probable: CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), RB Anthony Dixon (hamstring), S Dashon Goldson (ribs), LB Tavares Gooden (elbow, quadricep), C Jonathan Goodwin (ankle), RB Frank Gore (ribs, wrist), G Mike Iupati (quadricep), WR Mario Manningham (shoulder), DT Will Tukuafu (wrist), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder)

Bears - Out: QB Jay Cutler (concussion), DE Shea McClellin (concussion), DT Matt Toeaina (calf); Probable: WR Alshon Jeffery (hand), DT Henry Melton (back)

Well, this one is certainly interesting. This game was already an interesting one because of the playoff implications, but it took on a whole new tone with the announcement that Alex Smith would sit out with his concussion. We get to see Colin Kaepernick make his starting debut, and doing so against arguably the best defense in the NFL. This is gonna be something (a good or bad something remains to be seen!). I don't really have expectations at this point. It could be good, it could be bad. Who knows, but I'm kind of excited to see how it plays out.

GO NINERS!