Alex Smith

Alex Smith. (Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Alex Smith’s Status Still Unclear Against Bears

The Bears will be without starting quarterback Jay Cutler Monday in San Francisco, but it remains to be seen whether or not 49ers starting quarterback Alex Smith will give it a go.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2012

Alex Smith. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Thayer: Even With Campbell, Bears Can Beat 49ers

As the Bears travel to San Francisco in a key NFC matchup on Monday night, analyst Tom Thayer has a message about the 6-2-1 49ers.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2012

Frank Gore. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Playbook: Dissecting The 49ers’ Running Game

The 49ers don’t lead the league in rushing by accident, it’s by design. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman has devised the most diverse running scheme in the NFL, dusting off old running concepts and putting a modern spin on them.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2012

Jay Cutler

Biggs: Bears Have To Operate As If Cutler’s Not Playing

As Cutler attempts to come back from a concussion suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Texans, one Bears expert said the team needs to prepare as if back-up quarterback Jason Campbell will be the starter.

670 The Score–11/15/2012

Vernon Davis. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – San Francisco 49ers

This game will come down to field position and turnovers. Even if these teams aren’t at full strength on Monday night, we could see them meet again in the NFC Championship game.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2012

Jay Cutler takes a hit from Kareem Jackson. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cris Collinsworth Spoke Irresponsibly About Concussions

And here I thought we had turned a corner in our understanding of the seriousness of brain injury, especially in what had appeared to be a newly enlightened – and legally threatened – NFL.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2012

Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants runs the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park on January 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants Top 49ers 20-17 In OT To Reach Super Bowl

Lawrence Tynes kicked a winning 31-yard field goal in sudden-death overtime and New York beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in the NFC championship game Sunday night to reach its second Super Bowl in five seasons.


Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers forces an incomplete pass against Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Stingy 49ers Hold Down Drew Brees, Saints 36-32

Alex Smith completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis with 9 seconds left just after Drew Brees had put the high-powered Saints ahead, and the resurgent San Francisco 49ers capitalized on five New Orleans turnovers for a thrilling 36-32 playoff victory Saturday.