All statistics and snap counts are taken directly from the NFL's Game Statistic and Information System.
Ken had one of the best tweets of the day on Sunday with this gem.
Dear fellow Chicago Bears journalists. Can we PLEASE agree to stop using the phrase "Rock Bottom"? It's trite, it's stupid and trust me, we can get much, much worse. Unless changes are made, just wait... you will see worse.— Ken Mitchell (@WCGBearsDenDude) December 3, 2017
He summed up my feelings exactly.
Just when I think the Chicago Bears have sunk as low as they can sink, they do it again. I’m a Bears fan through and through, but this is pathetic. I tune in every week just waiting for something to be happy about and I’m consistently disappointed.
Give me any reason to care about the team.
But never fear, the Bears will be back at it with the same clown car of coaches leading this team against the Bengals and we’ll have a new low point to talk about.
Rinse, repeat, and another horrible loss for a once-proud franchise.
The Bears were out-gained on the day 388 yards to 147 yards. The 49ers had 23 first downs to the Bears’ 8. The time of possession was in San Francisco’s favor, 38:47 to 21:13.
The Niners dominated and yet only managed to win by one.
In my opinion, that’s the players battling their asses off, but having the cowardly gameplans from the coaches give them no chance.
Kev had a really good tweet yesterday too.
Not enough talking about this right now: The Fox/Loggains game planning for one of the worst defenses in the NFL netted seven points. #Bears— Kev (@Kev_WCG) December 3, 2017
Even though the Bears are seemingly phoning it in on Sundays, the WCG staff brings it every day!
Now on to the snap counts and some other stats for the Bears
All snap counts will be in the following format:
Player - Total O or D snaps (%) - Total ST snaps (%)
M Trubisky - 37 (100%)
I sure would have liked to see Trubisky try and lead the Bears down the field with a minute left had the Bears let the Niners score at the end of the game.
Even if he came up short, it would have been a good learning moment for him.
C Leno - 37 (100%) - 2 (9%)
J Sitton - 37 (100%) - 2 (9%)
B Massie - 37 (100%) - 2 (9%)
C Whitehair - 37 (100%)
T Compton - 21 (57%) - 1 (4%)
K Long - 16 (43%) - 1 (4%)
The Bears couldn't get anything consistent going on offense. Neither running back cracked 3 yards per carry, and the pass protection was sketchy as well.
Charles Leno was caught holding and he leads the Bears with 9 penalties.
Pro football focus had Trubisky with pressure on eight of his 20 times dropping back, and he went “just 1-of-3 for 13 yards with three scrambles and two sacks. When kept clean, he was 11-of-12 for 108 yards and a touchdown, good for a 131.9 NFL passer rating.”
J Howard - 22 (59%)
T Cohen - 16 (43%) - 8 (35%)
M Burton - 9 (24%) - 5 (22%)
B Cunningham - 7 (19%) - 16 (70%)
Jordan Howard only had 38 yards on 13 carries, and one catch for -5 yards. He also had a drop.
Tarik Cohen had 2 runs for 5 yards and he caught 4 for 39 yards, but it was his work as a punt returner that electrified the crowd. He had a 61 yards punt return for a touchdown that reminded us of the great Devin Hester.
Lost in his ridiculous day was his decision making on kickoffs. He wisely took a knee five times.
D Inman - 35 (95%)
J Bellamy - 30 (81%) - 2 (9%)
K Wright - 20 (54%)
M Wheaton - 1 (3%)
Dontrell Inman caught 2 for 21 yards and a TD, Josh Bellamy caught 1 for 4 yards, and Kendall Wright caught 2 for 25.
Markus Wheaton still has a job.
D Sims - 25 (68%) - 2 (9%)
D Brown - 11 (30%) - 16 (70%)
A Shaheen - 9 (24%) - 8 (35%)
Adam Shaheen isn’t playing and I don’t get it.
Dion Sims didn’t have a very good game as a run blocker and his one catch went for 5 yards. Daniel Brown caught 1 for 13 yards.
These players only appeared in the 3rd phase
J Timu - 21 (91%)
J Anderson - 16 (70%)
B Braunecker - 16 (70%)
P O'Donnell - 10 (43%)
D Hall - 9 (39%)
A DePaola - 7 (30%)
B Sowell - 2 (9%)
C Santos - 2 (9%)
Pat O’Donnell had 5 punts for a 39.8, and he placed 3 inside the 20.
Sherrick McManis had 2 tackles in the 3rd phase.
Ben Braunecker had an illegal block above the waist penalty that negated a nice return.
Why wasn’t Deiondre’ Hall used on defense at all?
K Fuller - 75 (100%) - 1 (4%)
P Amukamara - 74 (99%) - 2 (9%)
C LeBlanc - 30 (40%)
S McManis - 3 (4%) - 21 (91%)
M Cooper - 1 (1%) - 10 (43%)
Kyle Fuller had his first interception of the year to go along with 6 tackles, a TFL, and 2 passes defended. Check out this PFF nugget on Fuller.
He was targeted a team-high 11 times on 40 coverage snaps, and he allowed only five catches for 41 yards along with his interception and pass breakup. Only seven of his yards allowed came after the catch, and 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had just a 17.6 passer rating when targeting him.
Prince Amukamara had 4 tackles, and nickleback Cre’Von LeBlanc failed to scratch the stat sheet.
E Jackson - 75 (100%) - 7 (30%)
C Prosinski - 75 (100%) - 5 (22%)
Chris Prosinski had 4 tackles in his return to the NFL, and Eddie Jackson had 5 tackles.
And I’ll say it again, Hall couldn't get some reps at safety in place of Prosinski?
S Acho - 75 (100%) - 10 (43%)
L Houston - 68 (91%)
D Trevathan - 66 (88%)
C Jones - 52 (69%) - 10 (43%)
N Kwiatkoski - 12 (16%) - 14 (61%)
P McPhee - 7 (9%)
Among the OLBs, Lamarr Houston had a sack, 3 tackles and a TFL. Pernell McPhee had a tackle and Sam Acho had a QBH.
The inside linebackers fared much better. Christian Jones had 13 tackles, 2 TFLs and a sack and Danny Trevathan had 11 tackles and a TFL.
A Hicks - 70 (93%) - 1 (4%)
J Bullard - 42 (56%) - 5 (22%)
E Goldman - 42 (56%) - 5 (22%)
J Jenkins - 22 (29%) - 5 (22%)
R Robertson-Harris - 21 (28%) - 6 (26%)
M Unrein - 15 (20%) - 3 (13%)
Akiem Hicks had 4 tackles and 2 QBH, Jonathan Bullard had 4 tackles and a TFL, Eddie Goldman had 3 tackles.
Roy Robertson-Harris had 2 tackles and a dumb unnecessary roughness penalty.
The Bears tried to make Garoppolo uncomfortable, but he had way too much time to scan the field.
The Bears' pass rush wasn't able to consistently get after 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. He was under pressure on nine of his 40 drop backs, despite defensive coordinator Vic Fangio sending the blitz 15 times. Garoppolo was 5-of-7 for 60 yards and an interception when he was under pressure, and his turnover did not come against a blitz.
Did any of these numbers stand out to you guys?