8 Reasons the 49ers' and Bears' Defenses Will Control the MNF Game

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8 Reasons the 49ers' and Bears' Defenses Will Control the MNF Game
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The Bears and 49ers will square off on Monday night in a battle of the NFC's most dominant defenses.

The San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears, owners of the NFL's top two defenses, are set to slug it out at Candlestick Park on Monday Night Football

I'd bet the under on this one. 

The Niners, allowing a league-low 14.1 points per game, can gain sole possession of the No. 2 seed in the NFC with a win. At 6-2-1 overall, San Francisco sits a half-game behind the Bears, who are 7-2.

Chicago's defense is not only directly behind the 49ers in points allowed (14.8 PPG), it's returned a league-leading seven interceptions for touchdowns. In other words, this unit is every bit as capable of scoring points as it is preventing them. 

Let's look at eight reasons you should fully expect the 49ers' and Bears' defenses to control the tempo on MNF in Week 11.

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