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NFL: Chicago 23, San Francisco 13

CHICAGO, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Craig Krenzel passed for 168 yards and a touchdown in his first career NFL start Sunday night as the Chicago Bears beat the San Francisco 49ers, 23-13.

Nathan Vasher scored on a 71-yard pass interception return and, Paul Edinger kicked three field goals for the Bears.

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Krenzel, who took over for Jonathan Quinn in the second half of last week's loss to Tampa Bay, completed 13 of his 25 passes Sunday night. He threw a 49-yard TD strike to Bernard Berrian on his first pass of the game. That gave the Bears (2-5) an early 7-0 lead.

Bears running back Thomas Jones left the game in the first quarter with a foot injury. Anthony Thomas replaced him and rushed for 98 yards.

The Bears ended a four-game losing streak.

Dwaine Carpenter scored on an 80-yard fumble return and Todd Peterson kicked two field goals for the 49ers (1-6).

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