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Behind Enemy Lines: 49ers/Bears, Part I

NinersDigest's Craig Massei and BearReport's Jeremy Stoltz go Behind Enemy Lines to preview Monday night's NFC showdown of division leaders between the Bears and 49ers. Can the NFL's fourth-ranked rushing defense keep Frank Gore in check? Can Alex Smith protect the football and get it to his top targets? With Jay Cutler out, can the 49ers shut down WR Brandon Marshall? These Q&As and more inside.

Jeremy Stoltz, publisher, BearReport.com: The 49ers will obviously lean on Frank Gore this week, yet the Bears are fourth in the NFL against the run. Only a few defenses have kept Gore in check this year. What is the key to limiting Gore on the ground? Craig Massei, publisher, NinersDigest.com: Get an early lead and force the 49ers to stray away from their standard offensive game plan, which is...

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