3. I always thought Alex Smith's passes looked difficult to catch
I see mostly straight-line rockets from Smith whereas Kaepernick adds a touch more loft.
Kaepernick threw in what looked like multiple coverage many times. Maybe it was the television angle, but I thought he was lucky.
The Bears missed tackles they should have made -- it padded receiver's yardage.
Offensively, the 49ers threw everything at the Bears and further nullified the defense by not turning the ball over. Niners Special Teams played great too. With a rusty Jason Campbell at QB, Chicago was at a disadvantage in three areas usually strong for them.