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Bears begin prepping to face 49ers

Three days after their disappointing loss to the Buffalo Bills in the season opener, the Bears return to the practice field to prepare for Sunday night's road game against the San Francisco 49ers.

The contest will be the first regular-season game played at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Since 1985, the Bears have lost all eight meetings to the 49ers in San Francisco by an average margin of 34-6, with all of those games having been played at Candlestick Park.

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Kyle Long has rushed for 104 yards on 41 carries in two career games against the 49ers.
Sunday night's game will be the first of back-to-back primetime road contests for the Bears, who will travel to the East Coast for a Week 3 Monday night battle with the New York Jets.

In last Sunday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Bills, the Bears compiled 427 total yards, the fourth most in Week 1. But the Chicago offense committed three turnovers which Buffalo converted into 13 points. The three teams that amassed more yards than the Bears all scored at least 30 points.

The 49ers defeated the Cowboys 28-17 last Sunday in Dallas. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes to tight end Vernon Davis and the San Francisco defense generated four turnovers, including a fumble that Chris Culliver returned 35 yards for a TD.

In two career games against the 49ers, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has completed 50 of 84 passes for 537 yards with one touchdown, six interceptions and a 52.5 rating.

The Bears trail the all-time series 32-29-1 and lost the last meeting between the teams 32-7 on Nov. 19, 2012 in San Francisco. Subbing for the injured Cutler, backup quarterback Jason Campbell was sacked six times. Aldon Smith recorded 5.5 sacks, a single-game record for a Bears opponent.

ChicagoBears.com will provide all the latest news throughout the week from Halas Hall. Coach Marc Trestman is scheduled to address the media Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Linebacker Lance Briggs, defensive end Jared Allen, defensive coordinator Mel Tucker and special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis will be available Wednesday, while Cutler, running back Matt Forte and offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer will speak Thursday.

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