The facts: The 49ers fell to 0-3 with a 31-10 road defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3.
The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
Receiver Dominique Zeigler made an impressive grab for a 19-yard gain on third-and-15 when the game was still close in the third quarter.
Inside linebacker Takeo Spikes was able to play despite concerns about a knee injury.
Frank Gore finished with a career-high 102 yards receiving. He's the 49ers' first running back with at least 100 yards receiving since Garrison Hearst caught four passes for 105 yards against Chicago in 2001.
Joe Nedney made a 51-yard field goal to prevent the 49ers from entering halftime without points.
Shawntae Spencer picked off a pass early in the second quarter, before either team had scored.
The 49ers called plays quickly enough to avoid delay penalties or wasted timeouts, an improvement from their previous road game this season.
San Francisco appeared to avoid serious injuries, although Josh Morgan hurt a knee late in the game.
Looking ahead: The 49ers visit the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4.