Nov 1, 2021 - Sports
Bears can't keep up with 49ers
Justin Fields throws a ball.
Justin Fields throws a pass in the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers. Photo: Quinn Harris/Getty Images

The Bears finally showed some fight in a 33-22 home loss to the 49ers but fell apart in the second half, getting outscored 24-9.

  • Losers of three straight games, Bears now sit at 3-5 and third in the NFC North.

MVP: Justin Fields. The lone bright spot in this game was the play (or one play) from the rookie quarterback. He made the highlight reel with a spectacular 22-yard touchdown run to bring the Bears within 1 point in the 4th quarter, and ran for over 100 yards for the first time in his career.

LVP: The Bears defense. After carrying the team for its first few games, the defense let the 49ers score 33 points, the second game in a row giving up 30+.

Runner up LVP: The Bears offensive line. The unit had penalty after penalty to slow down the Bears offense, including two in the first half that nullified huge plays. They also let the 49ers get to Fields for a big sack late in the game.

Worst play of game: The defensive line letting the 49ers move the pile forward four yards for a touchdown after the Bears had already stopped running back Eli Mitchell.

More injuries: Already playing this game without Khalil Mack, head coach Matt Nagy and other starters, the Bears lost safety Eddie Jackson on the second play of the game.

What's next: Monday Night Football against the 4-3 Steelers.

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