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The San Francisco 49ers are hanging on in 2019 despite being hit by the injury bug once again. No Richard Sherman Jersey White , George Kittle? No Emmanuel Sanders? Well, it hurts, but it’s not near as crippling as it could be.In their comeback win Sunday, where they were once in a 16-0 hole against the Arizona Cardinals, the 49ers had four touchdowns. Two went to tight end Ross Dwelley (and a third that got flagged/called back for man unfairly wide open), one to wide receiver Kendrick Bourne, and one to running back Jeff Wilson Jr.“Ok, Pat, so what’s the big deal here?” You ask. “Jimmy Garoppolo has gone Al Bundy before[four touchdowns in one game].”Yes, but he went Al Bundy Sunday with undrafted free agents. Garoppolo had what might be the best game of his career with his 77 percent completion rate and throwing it over 40 times (oh, don’t forget the 424 yards). Take away the two interceptions, and it is the best game of his career. Those four touchdowns came with players off the street.This is less about Garoppolo and more about the 49ers scouting department/John Lynch/Kyle Shanahan. Not only have the 49ers found value in the draft, but they can also get UDFAs to step up. Matt Breida was a UDFA and didn’t play Sunday Womens Solomon Thomas Jersey , that was a huge blow.I know there are some issues with Kendrick Bourne and his tipped catches that turn into picks or Jeff Wilson once having fumbling issues. The big thing to take from this is the 49ers know how to identify talent late in the draft and on the UDFA field. Justin Skule was taken late and he’s making a strong case to be the heir at the left tackle position in a year or two when Joe Staley hangs it up, the aforementioned Breida is one of the best backs in the league, and Wilson won’t ever make a practice squad again if he keeps this up.It’s not just the development either; these players come cheap, which is important for the salary cap. Bourne and Breida both will be restricted free agents at season’s end, which means they won’t cost an arm and a leg to re-sign (hopefully). The draft picks the 49ers have been developing for the most part. Well, at least better than the classes they’ve had from a few years ago. The development is so good that their lack of picks in 2020 isn’t near as debilitating as you might have thought. The 49ers have several draft picks becoming starters and holding their own, not being cut.I’m not saying the team can’t improve, but this type of eye for talent has helped the team and is a huge 180 from the original management regime’s habit of throwing ten picks like darts and getting no return from anything past the first round (and even then first-rounders were iffy).UDFAs aren’t just to fill out a roster or depth. The ones Kyle Shanahan identifies are contributing on game day in huge ways. Yes, Bourne and others may do things that infuriate you, but I think we all remember the UDFA classes a few years ago under Trent Baalke. I don’t think anyone wants to go back to that. SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With a dominant defense behind him, Mitchell Trubisky knows the Chicago Bears‘ offense doesn’t have to do too much to keep winning.That formula has the Bears heading into the season finale with a chance to earn a first-round playoff bye.Trubisky threw one TD pass and the Chicago defense used a couple of key late stops to keep San Francisco out of the end zone, leading the Bears to their eighth win in nine games Terrell Owens Jersey White , 14-9 over the 49ers on Sunday.Article continues below ...“For us as an offense, we have to do our part as well,” Trubisky said. “Because we’re a family and we want to take care of those guys and take a lot of pressure off them and score a lot of points so they don’t have to play all-world every single week. That’s the standard that they’ve come to hold themselves to.”Khalil Mack and Co. delivered again. Danny Trevathan made a key interception with San Francisco (4-11) driving in the fourth quarter, and then the defense made one more stop to clinch at least the third seed in the NFC playoffs. The Bears (11-4) can earn a first-round bye with a win in the season finale and a loss by the Rams.“We’ve been in this situation so many times and have come up big. It’s almost expected of us,” cornerback Prince Amukamara said. “Like when we had to go back on the field to help win it for our team. Everyone was poised and no one was shaking. We expected great things to come out of it and we’re glad we stood up for our team.”The game turned feisty in the fourth quarter, when San Francisco safety Marcell Harris hit Trubisky after he started sliding on a scramble near the Bears’ bench. Trubisky’s teammates took exception to what they considered a “dirty” hit and a scuffle ensued with punches being thrown and San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman and Chicago receivers Joshua Bellamy and Anthony Miller all getting ejected.“As a leader, you can’t let them get your teammate like that, regardless of the circumstances, regardless of what’s going down,” Sherman said. “I felt like they went over the top, and I responded over the top.”Shortly after the melee, the Bears converted a fourth-and-1 sneak by Trubisky from their own 35 with 4:19 to go. After the 2-minute warning, Chicago appeared ready to ice the game on a third-down completion to Allen Robinson. But instead of going down to allow the Bears to run out the clock Womens Adrian Colbert Jersey , Robinson kept running and had the ball knocked out of his hands by Tarvarius Moore.Greg Mabin recovered at the San Francisco 24 with 1:52 to play, but the Niners were unable to convert when Nick Mullens threw a deep incompletion to Marquise Goodwin on fourth-and-4 from the Chicago 45 instead of scrambling for the first down.“I’ve just got to handle the situation better,” Mullens said. “I should have ran. I didn’t run. In the heat of battle, a lot of things are happening fast, split-second decisions. Saw ‘Quise down the field. Tried to give him a chance, instead of making the simple play. I didn’t make the simple play.”The Bears struggled to do much offensively all game but managed a TD drive on their final possession of the second quarter and first of the third quarter.Trubisky capped the first with a 4-yard pass to Miller and then completed all seven passes on a 90-yard drive that took 7:43 and ended when Howard scored on a 2-yard run that made it 14-9. He finished 25 of 29 for 246 yards, with his 86.2 completion percentage the best mark for the franchise since at least 1950 with a minimum of 16 attempts.“We figured out we had to dink and dunk a little bit,” Trubisky said. “They played more zone shell than they had played all year. That’s fine. We just had to make that adjustment and make them tackle in space.”GOOD AS GOULDFormer Bears kicker Robbie Gould kicked three field goals in the first half against his former team after making all five in a 15-14 win at Chicago last year. Gould was cut by the Bears before the 2016 season. Cody Parkey missed a 37-yard field goal for Chicago in the first quarter.TAKE IT AWAYThe 49ers finally got a takeaway. Trubisky threw a lateral to Tarik Cohen in the second quarter that ended up in a fumble recovery by DeForest Buckner. The Niners had gone a record six full games and 399 defensive plays without a takeaway since last recording one Oct. 28 at Arizona. San Francisco added the second fumble recovery and has just seven takeaways on the year, on pace for its fewest in a season.INJURIESBears: Robinson left the game after making a diving 43-yard catch in the first quarter before returning.49ers: RB Matt Breida (ankle), WR Dante Pettis (left knee) and TE Garrett Celek (concussion) all left the game with injuries in the first half and didn’t return. CB K’Waun Williams left in the second half with a knee injury.UP NEXTBears: Visit Minnesota on Sunday.49ers: Visit the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.