49ers give away Levi's Stadium opener to Bears
49ers can't put the Bears away in Levi's opener
The 49ers opened their brand new stadium on Sunday Night Football, hosting Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears, and it did not go well for the home team.
49ers start with a bang
49ers linebacker Aaron Lynch celebrates with fellow linebacker Nick Moody after blocking a punt by Bears punter Pat O'Donnell. The play followed Chicago's opening drive in the first quarter.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick locates his target in the red zone and fires...
Celebrating the score
49ers wideout Michael Crabtree nabs a three-yard touchdown pass and joins quarterback Colin Kaepernick to celebrate.
Moving the chains
49ers tight end Vernon Davis catches a pass from quarterback Colin Kaepernick and rumbles for a first down.
Dawson adds three
Once the 49ers' drive stalled inside the 30-yard-line, placekicker Phil Dawson came on the field and booted a 27-yard field goal from the hold of punter Andy Lee.
'Cowboy' buries Cutler
49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith busts through the line and sacks Bears quarterback Jay Cutler during the second quarter.
Frank 'the Tank'
49ers running back Frank Gore punches in an eight-yard score, dragging Bears inside linebacker Jon Bostic.
49ers running back Frank Gore is lifted by tackle Joe Staley following an eight-yard touchdown scamper during the second quarter.
Bears get on the board
Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall makes a spectacular one-handed grab on 49ers rookie cornerback Jimmie Ward and in front of safety Eric Reid, giving Chicago its first score of the game.
Halftime show at Levi's opener
California native and renowned hip-hop recording artist Snoop Dogg performs at halftime.
Touchdown No. 2 for Marshall
Bears wideout Brandon Marshall displays his dominance, making his second touchdown grab of the game and celebrating in the 49ers' end zone.
Bears on a roll
Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, brother of Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.
Bears rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller takes it away for a second time, making a play on a Colin Kaepernick pass to tight end Derek Carrier.
Last ditch effort
Colin Kaepernick's final pass of the game to Michael Crabtree falls incomplete in the end zone, as the 49ers realize they've lost their Levi's Stadium opener 28-20 after having a three-score lead.