NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport has his thoughts on the game:
Why this game is intriguing: The Backup Bowl? It might be. If a pair of concussions hadn't struck last week, this matchup might have been at the top of the list, or at least in the discussion for that spot. Now, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and 49ers quarterback Alex Smith might not be the starters on Monday, and that makes this one lose its luster. "Jason Campbell vs. Colin Kaepernick" doesn't get the juices flowing. Still, this is a big game, and there is some intrigue. If Kaepernick is the starter, watching that nasty Bears front try to chase him around will be fun. On the other side, can the Bears gain any traction running the ball against Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman and company?
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