WATCH: 49ers WR Deebo Samuel’s 83-yard burst to set up touchdown vs. Bears

WATCH: 49ers WR Deebo Samuel’s 83-yard burst to set up touchdown vs. Bears

The 49ers’ offense has struggled over the last five quarters to put the ball in the end zone.

But with one burst Sunday morning in Chicago, Deebo Samuel put his team on the doorstep of tying the game.

On third-and-20 during the Niners’ first possession of the second half, Samuel took a screen from the 49ers’ 16-yard line to the Bears’ 1. Or, more accurately, he took it from the Niners’ 11-yard line, which is where he caught the pass from Jimmy Garoppolo.

Samuel darted down the left sideline, perhaps proving the spark the 49ers need to complete their comeback against the Bears and end their losing streak at four games.

Initially Samuel’s catch-and-run play was called a touchdown but after review, officials ruled that Bears cornerback DeAndre Houston-Carson had pushed the Niners receiver out of bounds at the 1-yard-line.

After a false start penalty, it appeared the Niners may not punch the ball into the end zone, but on third down, Garoppolo took an apparent broken play and ran around left end for a touchdown to make the score 16-15. Joey Slye missed the tying extra point, his second in as many weeks and second missed kick of the game overall.

On the Niners’ prior possession, their last before half, Samuel caught a bomb from Garoppolo to set up a Slye field goal as time expired on the second quarter.

Between the two plays, Samuel totaled 133 receiving yards and put the 49ers inside the Chicago 5-yard line twice.

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