Read what writers around the country are saying about the Bears following Sunday's loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Soldier Field.
Comments: "Chicago's Jay Cutler was 18 of 31 for 202 yards with that interception. Alshon Jeffery had 85 yards receiving and Kyle Long ran for 84 and a touchdown, but for the second time in three games, the Bears missed a chance to reach .500. They also fell to 1-5 at home." - Andrew Seligman | Read more
Comments: "The late sequence of events spoiled an otherwise encouraging performance by the defense. The Bears forced a season-high seven three-and-out drives against San Francisco, which gives them 35 on the season. Chicago has forced 17 three-and-out drives in the past four games. The club had the football for 37 minutes, 24 seconds, but the offense only scored 20 points." - Jeff Dickerson | Read more
Comments: "Eddie Goldman was the Bears' best player Sunday. The rookie nose tackle was consistently in the backfield, crushing the 49ers' pocket. Goldman clobbered Gabbert for two sacks, added several other pressures, a blocked extra point and clogged the middle against the run. Goldman has grown into a brilliant piece for Vic Fangio's defense." - Kevin Patra | Read more
Comments: "The big plays were damning. Smith's touchdown was the longest pass completed on the Bears' defense this season, and Gabbert's scamper down the middle of the field was the longest run allowed." - Adam Jahns | Read more
Comments: "The loss, coming after the Bears had won three of their last four, two of them on short weeks, dropped the Bears to 5-7. As concerning, it marked the third time in the span of just seven games that they have failed to deliver a win that would have brought them to the break-even point in a season that started 0-3." - John Mullin | Read more