By: Phillip Torres
SANTA CLARA- The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Dallas Cowboys by a final score of 28-17 in the season opener on Sunday afternoon in Dallas. They will look to stay undefeated in the early going of the season as they will host the Chicago Bears in week two of the season.
The game against the Bears will be at Levi’s Stadium, the first regular season game in the history of the new billion dollar stadium. The 49ers will host Chicago on Sunday Night Football as the inaugural home opener will be nationally televised.
San Francisco will have to wait and see if they will be fully loaded in the secondary as three of their defensive backs went down with injuries. Chris Culliver, Tramaine Brock, and first-round pick Jimmie Ward all suffered injuries where they did not return to action in Dallas.
With the 28-17 victory in Dallas, the 49ers are extremely confident with how the offense played. 201 yards and two touchdown passes from quarterback Colin Kaepernick to Vernon Davis lead the way on offense. Rookie running back Carlos Hyde added his first career touchdown to the offensive explosion.
The defense played phenomenal without their two All-Pro linebackers Aldon Smith and NaVarro Bowman. The defense forced four turnovers, including a fumble recovery for a touchdown by Culliver to start the scoring on the afternoon.
The 49ers will be facing the 0-1 Bears, who lost a heartbreaker to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The defense will have a tough task with a small secondary trying to cover the two top Chicago receivers. San Francisco will most likely need to find outside help if any of the defensive backs cannot play on Sunday.