Cutler's Five-Interception Evening Gives Niners 10-6 Thursday Night Win

With a chance to win the game on the final play, Jay Cutler threw an interception, his fifth on the night. Frank Gore scored the lone touchdown as the 49ers escape with a 10-6 win on Thursday night.

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Cutler's Five INTs, Gore's TD Give's Niners 10-6 Win Over Bears

San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) – Frank Gore ran for 104 yards and a touchdown, as San Francisco’s defense recorded five interceptions in a 10-6 win over the Chicago Bears at Candlestick Park.

Gore also had four receptions for 21 yards for the 49ers (4-5), who snapped a four-game losing streak in head coach Mike Singletary’s first game against his former team. Singletary was a Hall of Fame linebacker for the famed Chicago defense from 1981-1992.

Alex Smith completed 16-of-23 passes for 118 yards with an interception to record his first win since September 16, 2007. He had been 0-2 since taking over the reins for Shaun Hill. Michael Crabtree caught four passes for 48 yards in the win.

Jay Cutler’s five interceptions marked a career-high, and he became the first Bears (4-5) quarterback to record two four-interception games in the same season since 1962, when Billy Wade accomplished the feat. Cutler still ended up with 307 yards passing on 29-of-52 throws, and Matt Forte caught eight passes for 120 yards. Forte also added 41 yards rushing on 20 carries.

Cutler had a chance to win the game, with the ball inside the 49ers red zone and less than 10 seconds to play, but his fifth interception — caught in the end zone — ended the game. Greg Olsen added seven receptions for 75 yards for the Bears, who have lost four of five since starting the season 3-1.

Via Sports Network

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