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Bears fail to make adjustments at 49ers: Recap

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

In a battle of back up quarterbacks, San Francisco's rookie took control of the game early-leading the 49ers on a 63-yard scoring drive. His passing caught the Bears defense off guard, and they failed to make adjustments.

Colin Kaepernick fired pass after pass - eight of nine 126 yards and a touchdown in the 1st quarter. The first time a touchdown has been scored on the Bears in the first 15 minutes. But it was a 57-yard third down completion from Kaepernick to Kyle Williams that made the rookie look like a seasoned veteran and exposed a veteran Bears defense.

It was the longest pass play the Bears had allowed this season, and it didn't score any points. But the play showed very quickly the demons that continue to haunt the Bears when they come to Candlestick.

"It was embarrassing," was about all Henry Melton could say about the 32-7 final score.

Make it eight straight losses in the bay since 1985, outscored 271-49. Maybe its the jet lag, but they can't blame that on Monday night. Nobody played well, coached well, competed well. It was bad from the start and San Francisco's defense proved their place as the best in the NFL.

A friend tweeted this "San Fran's offense looks 10 years younger than the Bears defense."

It's the first time this season that was true.

The message Lovie gave the team was the fact that this only counts as one loss, but it was the way they lost that will be scrutinized. Nobody showed up Monday night, and that's disheartening in the second half of the season on a Monday Night Stage. There was no way to make it better than we all saw.

There is much work for this team to do, especially offensively. The O-Line was absolutely ripped apart by San Fran. Jason Campbell was sacked six times. He may have held the ball too long, but he didn't even have time to think about throwing it, let alone actually looking down-field. Brandon Marshall caught only two passes, part of a 58-yard night through the air. Campbell does have a big arm, but apparently it did not make the trip to the Bay Area.

"Guys around him has to make plays," Marshall said, "we didn't tonight and that's frustrating."

This was a season low across the board. The Bears flew home immediately, hoping to leave what went horribly wrong Monday night, in San Francisco.

The Bears' schedule is only getting tougher with a visit from Seattle sandwiched between two meetings with Minnesota over the next three Sundays.

Let's hope the Bears get a boost from somewhere this week - perhaps the return of their quarterback? We'll all find out more when the Bears return to work Wednesday at Halas Hall.

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