Gore also had four receptions for 21 yards for the 49ers (4-5), who snapped a four-game losing streak in head coach Mike Singletary’s first game against his former team. Singletary was a Hall of Fame linebacker for the famed Chicago defense from 1981-1992.
Alex Smith completed 16-of-23 passes for 118 yards with an interception to record his first win since September 16, 2007. He had been 0-2 since taking over the reins for Shaun Hill. Michael Crabtree caught four passes for 48 yards in the win.
Jay Cutler’s five interceptions marked a career-high, and he became the first Bears (4-5) quarterback to record two four-interception games in the same season since 1962, when Billy Wade accomplished the feat. Cutler still ended up with 307 yards passing on 29-of-52 throws, and Matt Forte caught eight passes for 120 yards. Forte also added 41 yards rushing on 20 carries.
Cutler had a chance to win the game, with the ball inside the 49ers red zone and less than 10 seconds to play, but his fifth interception — caught in the end zone — ended the game. Greg Olsen added seven receptions for 75 yards for the Bears, who have lost four of five since starting the season 3-1.