The Chicago Bears were torched in the air and on the ground by Blaine Gabbert.
Their playoff hopes depended on them winning this game, at home, against a reeling San Francisco 49ers team with Blaine Gabbert at the helm.
San Francisco fought the entire way, and even pushed this game to overtime. What started out as a game dominated by Vic Fangio'd defense, ended with Fangio's defense being unable to keep up with Blaine Gabbert. Fangio shouldn't get all the blame though... The Bears are untalented on defense, and very thin all the way around. He's been working miracles all season long with a defense running on three flat tires, but today, it caught up with them.
On offense, the Bears ate up yards against the Niners defense, but a pick-6 from Jay Cutler in the first half, and two missed field goals from Robbie Gould left a lot of points on the field, and the Bears ended up falling.
Jay Cutler 18/30, 202 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT
Matt Forte 21 rushes, 84 yards, 1 TD | 5 rec., 39 yards
Alshon Jeffery: 4 receptions, 85 yards
Jeremy Langford: 12 rushes, 59 yards
Martellus Bennett: 3 receptions, 14 yards
Blaine Gabbert: 18/32, 196 yards, 1 TD | 6 rushes, 75 yards, 1 TD
The Bears are better than they were last year, but have a ways to go before being truly 'good'. First year GM Ryan Pace has done a good job so far with the roster, but he needs to replace another 6-7 players on defense, and 4-5 on offense before next season starts.