Campbell didn't have much help from his offensive linemen, who played like they wanted to send 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith to the Pro Bowl and Campbell to the hospital.
The receivers struggled to get open.
"We have to give him a chance," Devin Hester said. "We didn't give him a chance to showcase his talents tonight. We have to give him an opportunity to get a good look."
Campbell gave no one the evil eye.
"We all have some improvements to do," he said. "I'm not going to sit here and say anything about one position. I think we all, from top to bottom, have a lot of work to do."
The Bears' quarterback play has been concerning for much of the season, even through the good times. It might be more concerning now.
If the Bears want to be the best team in the NFC, they need a quarterback who can overcome long odds and win in tough situations.
They didn't have that Monday.
Will they Sunday against the Vikings?
Will they ever?