No silver lining for Bears

This was a game in which the Bears needed Matt Spaeth's blocking, but he got on the field for only nine offensive snaps. Jonathan Scott played six snaps as a tight end, however.

Kellen Davis caught both passes thrown his way, but both came late with the game out of hand.


Grade: 2

Campbell didn't have much help from anyone, and he didn't help himself much either. The 49ers' first sack of the day was on Campbell for holding the ball 4.2 seconds and not trying to move or throw the ball away.

Campbell showed poor judgment on both of his interceptions.

He didn't have a single completion of more than 18 yards, and that was a short pass that Michael Bush ran with.

The one thing you have to give him credit for is the way he kept getting up and fighting. There was no backing down for Campbell.

Running backs

Grade: 3

The blocking did not allow Forte and Bush many opportunities. Neither avoided defenders very well.

Evan Rodriguez threw a few nice lead blocks. He also finally should have had his first NFL reception, but he allowed 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis to strip the ball.

Wide receivers

Grade: 2

Somebody other than Brandon Marshall finally led the Bears in receiving. But Devin Hester did it with 23 yards.

Marshall made the only noteworthy catch of the night, his leaping, reaching touchdown catch over Chris Culliver. Otherwise, he was taken out of the game.

Special teams

Grade: 3

Adam Podlesh' punting was improved and the Bears covered kicks fairly well. Other than that, the special teams play was below average.

There were two penalties. Hester fumbled on a kickoff return and averaged -0.3 yards per punt return, mostly because he went backward nine yards on one when he should have cut it straight upfield.

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