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

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The Chicago Bears are clearly better off with someone else coaching their team.

The Chicago Bears Good: Chris Tabor

Tabor did well as the acting head coach with Nagy being unable to be on the sidelines due to being in the COVID protocol. He did not get out coached (Bears Defensive Coordinator Sean Desai did but we will get to that later).

The only time he got caught off guard was in the first series when the 49ers quick snapped on fourth down to convert and continued a drive. The Bears were caught in a substitution so burning a timeout would not have been a bad idea.

His decision to not call a timeout on a third-down during the 49ers’ first half two-minute drill turned out to be pretty smart. Even though the 49ers got points set up by a big Samuels play, they only had enough time to get one shot at the end zone. San Francisco failed and had to settle for a field goal.

You could tell he was letting Offensive Coordinator Bill Lazor call plays that fit Fields’ strengths and what Fields was comfortable running. The Bears even broke the 20-point line. Fields did seem more confident with Nagy not there.

Tabor coached well enough to win. There are plenty of other things that led to their eventual demise in the football game.