Now the Bears know how the Green Bay Packers feel; the Packers rushed for 177 yards on Thanksgiving and lost to the Bears. The Bears ran for 170 on the San Francisco 49ers, including two rushing touchdowns for only the second time this season, and lost. Curiously perhaps, they lost the Detroit game, the only other one in which they ran for two touchdowns. They also lost their other best-rushing game of 2015, falling to Green Bay in week one despite 189 yards on the ground.
Matt Forte started and operated through the first series, then Langford in for the second. But Langford dropped a wide-open pass underneath in the first quarter, taking his eyes off the ball in the kind of loose play he needs to remedy going forward.
Forte finished with 84 yards on 21 carries, plus 39 yards from his 5-for-5 pass-catching, and scored on a five-yard run early in the second quarter. Langford added 49 yards rushing yards on 12 carries plus two catches for nine yards total.
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Ka’Deem Carey rushed for 17 yards on five carries, including four on his fourth-quarter touchdown burst that concluding with him bulling a 49ers linebacker into the end zone with him. “It felt so good, it felt so good,” Carey said. “I’m not going to lie. Especially with that big dude in front of me, man-up, who thought he was going to take my touchdown away.”