The facts: The 49ers fell to 1-6 with a 23-20 road defeat to the Carolina Panthers in Week 7.
The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
Frank Gore has reached 100 yards rushing in each of his past two games.
Tight end Vernon Davis had a 53-yard reception and a 1-yarder for a touchdown. He's on pace to finish the season with 73 receptions for 965 yards and nine touchdowns. He finished last season with 78-965-13.
Ray McDonald's 31-yard interception return for a touchdown broke a 13-13 tie.
Quarterback Alex Smith did not thrown an interception for the second game in a row.
The 49ers forced a season-high three turnovers.
The San Francisco Giants' run to the World Series is distracting Bay Area sports fans from the 49ers' struggles.
Looking ahead: The 49ers face the Denver Broncos in London.