The Chicago Bears got dominated in all areas of the game on Monday night. The 49ers outgained the Bears 355 to 151 as San Francisco cruised to a 32-7 victory.
QB Jason Campbell completed 14 of 22 passes for 107 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
On the opposite side was second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick. He shined in this game as he completed 16 of 23 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns.
The Bears’ defense just played awful. They allowed two touchdowns in the first half heading into halftime down 20-0.
The Bears’ offense wasn’t much better. The running game was ineffective and worst of all the offensive line was horrendous.
It seemed like guard Chilo Rachal and tackle Gabe Carimi took turns getting penalized. In the meantime tackle J’Marcus Webb struggled to protect at all.
Campbell was often running for his life as he had little time to think in the pocket let alone throw the ball. He was sacked five times by 49ers defensive end Aldon Smith, who really showed no class with his constant cocky celebrations.
The 49ers’ defense allowed just two catches by wide receiver Brandon Marshall. One of those catches was the lone touchdown on the night for the Bears.
With Jay Cutler under center on Monday night things wouldn’t have been much better.
You can say the offense was the unit to blame on the night and I would agree because they were just plain bad. But at the same time the defense didn’t really do anything to stop the 49ers. They allowed the 49ers to score points on their first four possessions of the night.
With the loss the Bears move to second in the NFC North behind the Packers (7-3). They welcome the Vikings (6-4) to town next Sunday and the Seahawks (6-4) to town the following Sunday.
Things won’t get easier for this team considering the tough schedule ahead, but the Bears better prepare themselves a little better after this whooping.
Offensive coordinator Mike Tice consistently disappoints me with his game plans the last couple of weeks.
The season isn’t over yet, but it sure looks a whole lot different after a loss like that.
Some serious adjustments have to be made on defense. Safety Major Wright was constantly getting beat, while nickelback Kelvin Hayden just looked lost out there.
Head coach Lovie Smith knows what has to be done to keep this season alive because I’m sure him and every Bears fan out there doesn’t want to see a collapse like the one they had last season.
It could be worse Bears fans trust me. At 7-3 the season isn’t over till they say its over.
Upon Further Review:
One thing is for sure though 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh showed no class with nine minutes left in the fourth quarter. He challenged a play where Jason Campbell was sacked and stripped of the ball in the endzone. Guard Chilo Rachal scooped it up and tried to toss the ball out of the endzone, but he was down before he threw it. The officials called it a pass, but Harbaugh proceeded to challenge the play and the play was called a safety to make the game 32-7. Hard to believe he would fight for those erroneous points that late in the game when it was basically over.
Bears’ wide receiver Alshon Jeffery left the game in the second half with a right knee injury. Tough break for the rookie who returned to action for the first time since Week Five. Hopefully he can suit up against Minnesota next Sunday because the Bears could use everybody at this point.