Cam Newton has faced the Bears twice in his three previous NFL seasons. His Carolina Panthers lost both and Newton completed just 55 percent of his passes against the Bears.
"Riverboat Ron" Rivera's defending NFC South champions, like the Bears, are battling through injuries.
The last time the Bears saw the San Francisco 49ers, back in November 2012, they were effectively the Washington Generals to the 49ers Harlem Globetrotters.
The 2014 Bears will get into their schedule that actually matters in a matter of a few days.
Jimmy Clausen will start Thursday in Cleveland against the Browns with the situation basically being his job to lose at No. 2 quarterback.