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Howard scores three times as Bears rout 49ers

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CHICAGO (AP) -

Jordan Howard ran for 117 yards and a career-high three touchdowns and the Chicago Bears handed San Francisco its 11th straight loss, beating the 49ers 26-6 on a snowy Sunday.

The Bears (3-9) finished with a season high in points and picked up a rare win in a matchup between two of the NFL's worst teams. Matt Barkley, making his second start with Jay Cutler sidelined by a season-ending shoulder injury, went nearly the entire first half without a completion. He led a touchdown drive near the end of the second quarter and finished 11 of 18 for 192 yards.

Howard, who came in with two rushing touchdowns, scored on a 1-yard run near the end of the first half. A fifth-round draft pick from Indiana, he added a 2-yard touchdown on the opening drive of the third and a 5-yard run midway through the quarter. Howard's three rush TDs are tied for the second-most by a Bears rookie in a game.

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