The Bears likely saw their playoff hopes disappear Sunday with a 26-20 overtime loss to the 49ers at Soldier Field.
Blaine Gabbert hit a wide-open Torrey Smith with a 71-yard touchdown pass to end it.
The Bears fell to 5-7 overall, 1-5 at home.
Robbie Gould missed a 36-yard field-goal attempt as time expired in regulation. That wasted a 74-year kickoff return by Deonte Thompson after the teams had traded touchdowns in the final four minutes.
Ka’Deem Carey’s 4-yard touchdown run with 3 minutes, 32 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter broke a 13-13 tie. But the 49ers came right back, scoring on a 44-yard run by Gabbert with 1:42 left.