First, the bad news: Neither Jay Cutler nor Jason Campbell have ever beaten the San Francisco 49ers. They are a combined 0-4 with nearly identical passer ratings in the low 50s for those games.
The Bears quietly believed they were as good as the Houston Texans and they were, at least the defense was.
The concussion suffered by Jay Cutler overshadowed some elements of the game played by the offense.
But not all.
The 51-20 win at Tennessee kept the Bears (7-1) a game behind Atlanta for the best record in the NFC.
The offense scored four touchdowns and amassed 358 total yards, a workmanlike effort punctuated by three scoring throws to Brandon Marshall.