Chicago Bears: The good, okay, bad and awful vs San Francisco 49ers

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Jimmy Garoppolo ran for two touchdowns and threw for 322 yards to hand his hometown team, the Chicago Bears, its third-straight loss.

The 49ers snapped their four-game losing streak with the win.

Garoppollo was thrilled he played in front of his family and friends. He was so excited on his second score he chucked the ball deep into the Soldier Field stands hoping a buddy would grab it.

"“My college roommates were sitting in that end zone, so hopefully one of them caught it,” said Garoppolo, who is from suburban Arlington Heights and played college ball at Eastern Illinois. “It was so much emotion. I’m not used to really running them in like that to begin with, so when it does happen, it was pretty cool.”"

Deebo Samuel caught six passes for 171 yards. He broke an 83-yard run on 3rd and 20 in the third quarter to set up San Francisco eventually taking the lead it never gave back. Rookie running back Elijah Mitchell joined Garoppolo and Samuel with a big offensive day. He gashed the run defense for 137 yards and a score.

The Chicago Bears had a very tough game against the San Francisco 49ers.

The Bears’ defense had trouble all day stopping those three. Luckily for Chicago, The 49ers were playing without All-Pro tight end George Kittle. Nobody knows what type of numbers he would have added.

The Bears’ offense, without Head Coach Matt Nagy on the sidelines due to being in the NFL COVID protocol, looked respectable. They scored points although it would have been nice to get a few more touchdowns than field goals.

The Bears ended up with just two touchdowns and Cairo Santos added three field goals, although he missed a critical extra-point try. Despite taking the loss, the Bears had some good, okay, bad and awful performances worth going over.