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Bears and 49ers refusing to pass, which is good for everyone

Jordan Howard, Antoine Bethea, Jaquiski Tartt

Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (24) runs against San Francisco 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt (29) and safety Antoine Bethea (41) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)


It’s snowing in Chicago, harkening back to a simpler time.

A time before the forward pass.

The Bears and 49ers are refusing to throw the ball since the conditions aren’t conducive to it, which at least keeps the clock rolling.

They’ve combined for just three pass attempts early into the second quarter, with Matt Barkley’s two ahead of Colin Kaepernick’s one. The 49ers have done a better job of running, with five first downs to the Bears’ single one.

This game is really something.