Photos: Trey Lance’s first start of the 2022 NFL season against the Chicago Bears

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Trey Lance couldn’t rally the 49ers in the fourth quarter after their defense went into a second-half freefall against the Chicago Bears.

Chicago quarterback Justin Fields played a massive factor, too. His scrambling drove the 49ers’ defense mad — and induced them into untimely penalties — but he also threw two touchdown passes to avenge last season’s 33-22 loss.

Deebo Samuel scored the 49ers first — their only — touchdown on a 6-yard, second-quarter run.

But the offense did not have tight end George Kittle (inactive; groin) and it lost starting running back Elijah Mitchell to a knee injury, which he apparently sustained after blocking on Samuel’s touchdown run.

The Bears celebrated with belly slides into the end zone, reminiscent of the 49ers’ rain-soaked win at Washington in 2019.

There would be no joy in the 49ers’ locker room like in their past two visits. There would be an ugly loss, the fourth to start a season in coach Kyle Shanahan’s six seasons.

Bay Area News Group’s Cam Inman contributed to this report.

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Chicago Bears' Dominique Robinson sacks San Francisco 49ers' Trey Lance during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago Bears’ Dominique Robinson sacks San Francisco 49ers’ Trey Lance during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers hands off to running back Jeff Wilson Jr. #22 of the San Francisco 49ers during the first half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 11, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers hands off to running back Jeff Wilson Jr. #22 of the San Francisco 49ers during the first half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 11, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers attempts a pass during the first half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 11, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers attempts a pass during the first half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 11, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 11: Linebacker Roquan Smith #58 of the Chicago Bears tackles quarterback Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers during the second half at Soldier Field on September 11, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 11: Linebacker Roquan Smith #58 of the Chicago Bears tackles quarterback Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers during the second half at Soldier Field on September 11, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
San Francisco 49ers' Trey Lance tries to get past San Francisco 49ers' Arik Armstead during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
San Francisco 49ers’ Trey Lance tries to get past San Francisco 49ers’ Arik Armstead during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
San Francisco 49ers' Trey Lance throws in the rain during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
San Francisco 49ers’ Trey Lance throws in the rain during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
San Francisco 49ers' Trey Lance is stopped by Chicago Bears' Roquan Smith and Dominique Robinson during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
San Francisco 49ers’ Trey Lance is stopped by Chicago Bears’ Roquan Smith and Dominique Robinson during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5) looks to pass against the Chicago Bears during the second quarter in an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5) looks to pass against the Chicago Bears during the second quarter in an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
San Francisco 49ers' Trey Lance walks off the field after failing to convert on fourth down during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
San Francisco 49ers’ Trey Lance walks off the field after failing to convert on fourth down during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 11: Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers and Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears embrace after the game at Soldier Field on September 11, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 11: Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers and Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears embrace after the game at Soldier Field on September 11, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
San Francisco 49ers' Trey Lance walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Chicago. The Bears won 19-10. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
San Francisco 49ers’ Trey Lance walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Chicago. The Bears won 19-10. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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