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Preseason highlighted by next chapter of Niners vs. Bears

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The San Francisco 49ers and Bears will have the opportunity to add another chapter to the bad blood created by Briggsgate when they meet in a nationally televised preseason game Aug. 21 at Soldier Field (7 p.m., Fox). It will be the third and most important game of the preseason, meaning starters should play into the second half of the game.

The Niners were stripped of their fifth-round draft pick and ordered to swap positions with the Bears in the third round (improving the Bears’ positioning by five spots from 75th overall to 70th) after commissioner Roger Goodell ruled they tampered with Lance Briggs when he was under contract to the Bears last season. The Bears formally brought accusations against San Francisco, inciting the 49ers. The teams have met in the preseason in three of the last four seasons.

Exact dates and times of the other three preseason games will be announced soon. The Bears will open the exhibition season with a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Soldier Field between Aug. 7-11. Next, they will travel to Seattle for a game between Aug. 14-18. The preseason will conclude at Cleveland on Aug. 28 or 29 in advance of the Sept. 7 regular-season opener at Indianapolis.


Date Opponent Location Time

Aug. 7-11 Kansas City Soldier Field TBA
Aug. 14-18 Seattle Qwest Field TBA
Aug. 21 San Francisco Soldier Field 7 p.m.
Aug. 28-29 Cleveland Cleveland Browns Stadium TBA

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Yes, though a preseason game it will have some drama to it regarding "Briggsgate."

So would it be considered bad form for Lance Briggs to come out of the tunnel for warm-ups wearing a Niners jersey, and then look down, act all surprised, and run back into the tunnel? If nothing else, it would be funny...

These picks will only mean something if Jerry Angelo for once drafts some legitimate talent on offense. (Greg Olsen being the lone exception.)
Bears are embarrassing this city and us fans with their whines for the Hester rule. Get some legit offensive talent, Jerry, and we won't need these handouts from the NFL.

Could the preseason schedule be more boring?

I just hope this WILL be the preseason that Orton proves to everyone that HE IS THE GUY, rather than the favored by coaches' Sexy Rexy who certainly prefers to share the ball with the opposing team.

well if the real qb plays ORTON look for a good game.he might not be the next favre but how many qbs in the leauge are.but hes a very good one.he has proved himself enough.so lovie clean yur glasses.and get off the rex bandwagon.we know were that goes

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