The Bears need a miracle if they're going to make the playoffs in 2015.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert hit Torrey Smith for a 71-yard touchdown in overtime to hand the Bears a gut-wrenching 26-20 loss at Soldier Field on Sunday.
This was a must-win game for the Bears, who were already facing long odds at a postseason bid before Sunday's loss to a Niners team that came into the day 3-8.
The Bears shot themselves in the foot repeatedly, starting drive after drive in Niners territory and coming away without any points.
Robbie Gould missed two field goals on the afternoon, including a 33-yarder as time expired in regulation.
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The game was tied 13-13 before Jay Cutler helped engineer a Bears scoring drive late in the fourth quarter that culminated in a four-yard Ka'Deem Carey plunge into the endzone (his first NFL TD).
Gabbert responded on the ensuing drive, leading the Niners down the field and tying the game with a 44-yard touchdown run.
Deonte Thompson answered immediately by taking the ensuing kickoff 74 yards and setting the Bears up in field goal territory with less than two minutes left in regulation.
After the Bears picked up a first down and ran out the clock, Gould missed his second field goal of the day, wide left.
The Bears are now left sitting at 5-7 in the NFC, searching for answers after coming up short in their third bid at getting back to .500.