Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
Vernon Davis made another significant contribution in the passing game with a 47-yard reception.
Isaac Bruce finished with eight receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown.
Shaun Hill finished strong. He had 303 yards and two touchdowns with a rating of 100.9.
The 49ers' highly penalized offensive line suffered no penalties. San Francisco finished with two penalties for 10 yards.
Manny Lawson, a force on special teams this season but not on defense, continued to become more involved. He collected the 49ers' only sack.