Sure, go ahead and blame the snow.
But are we really saying that weather — not quarterback skill — is the reason the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers failed to complete a pass for the first 22 minutes, 19 seconds of the game at Soldier Field?
Yes, people, Colin Kaepernick and Matt Barkley were a combined 0-for-3 passing in the first quarter, and Kaepernick finally completed a pass (for 4 yards) with 7:41 remaining in the second quarter. The 49ers threw on the first play of the game and then ran the ball the next 18 plays. Barkley finally completed a pass with 1:35 left in the half. Hope you took the under.
In case you were wondering, it has been almost 30 years since two NFL teams failed to complete a first-quarter pass.
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The 49ers-Bears game was the 1st since Jets-Patriots on November 13, 1988 to have no completed