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

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Chicago Bears, Khalil Herbert
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There were some Chicago Bears players that you would say “played okay” on Sunday.

The Okay: Khalil Herbert, Cole Kmet, and Darnell Mooney

Herbert continues to look like a draft steal. He rushed for 72 yards on 23 carries with a long run of 20. He had a couple of nice plays wiped out by penalties, especially a nice gain off a nice set-up screen early in the game.

He showed a lot of toughness when he returned to the game after a scary knee to the head briefly sent him back to the locker room. When he returned, he could not get much going. That is why he lands in this section. Although, he did not get much help from the offensive line could as they no longer could get a push to open up holes.

He has been filling in nicely for the injured David Montgomery. Herbert has rushed for 344 yards over the four games Montgomery has missed due to a knee sprain.

On the Bears’ first touchdown drive, Kmet had two nice grabs with one going for 16 yards. He added a beautiful block that released Fields to find Jesse James in the end zone. He was the unsung hero of the drive.

He only ended up with one more catch and just 24 yards. You are starting to get the feeling he is being integrated more into the offense with 12 catches for 116 yards over the past three games. He had just 10 receptions for 81 yards in the first five.

Darnell Mooney also helped Fields in the passing attack with six catches for 64 yards and a nice 20-yard chunk play. He does have some chemistry with Fields. He gets an okay grade as he dropped a possible big play that resulted in the game-ending interception.

Although to be fair to Mooney, he is not going to have a growth spurt anytime soon and the ball was just a tad bit high. Still, the ball hit him in the hands and he needed to come down with it if he is supposed to be the number-one receiver the team believes he can develop into.