We're back for another week of the 2015 NFL season, which means another look at San Francisco 49ers predictions. The team is heading on the road to face the Chicago Bears on Sunday. The game kicks off at 10:00 a.m. PT on FOX.
Once again, it is time for more predictions for Sunday's game. I posted the Week 13 prediction contest thread, so you can get all of your picks in there, but we can focus on 49ers-specific picks in here. The most notable storyline this weekend is Vic Fangio and Adam Gase getting a shot at the 49ers, but it is a big test for this team, regardless of the coaches involved. Over the last three games, the 49ers defense has stepped up at home against the Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons, and struggled on the road against the Seattle Seahawks. They face an inconsistent Bears defense, and improving Bears offense. Will the 49ers bounce back, or continue to struggle on the road?
We're back with The Crowd's Line to crowd-source some predictions. Our friends at Windy City Gridiron are also voting, and the widget below pulls out the vote for each site, as well as the general crowd's line, and what Vegas is thinking.
We have a handful of picks from around the national media, and only one of them is picking the 49ers. People do not even expect a 49ers cover. Of course, the good folks of the 49ers.com staff are back all picking the 49ers to beat the Bears. They remain good employees!
This is not remotely close to a complete list of media picks, so feel free to post links to any additional ones.
SB Nation: Nobody picking 49ers
ESPN: One person picked the 49ers
CBS Sports: Nobody picking 49ers
FOXSports.com: Nobody picking 49ers
Greg Cote, Miami Herald: Bears 30, 49ers 20
Dennis Manoloff, The Plain Dealer: Bears 24, 49ers 10
Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News: Bears 24, 49ers 10
Pro Football Talk: MDS Bears 28, 49ers 14; Florio Bears 27, 49ers 13