Receiver Johnny Knox started Sunday morning needing 40 yards to reach 1,000 receiving yards.
By Sunday evening, Knox still needed 40 yards.
Knox went without a catch for the first time this season, although he was targeted eight times by quarterback Jay Cutler. He was hoping to become the first Bears receiver to top 1,000 yards since Marty Booker in 2001.
Asked if he was disappointed not to reach his stated goal, Knox said, "Not really.
"It was more important to get this win, and knock the [Green Bay] Packers out, so we don't have to play them a third time. But, it is what it is."
Knox had at least one drop, and he didn't provide Packers safety Charlie Peprah much resistance on a key interception in the end zone during the third quarter.
"There was no miscommunication," Knox said. "It was just a play that happens in football. "
Asked if he could have done anything different on the play, Knox said, "When I watch film, I can give you a better answer."
Knox, though, did lament one easy catch he wasn't able to secure because he slipped.
"I just got to have better body control and give the play a chance," he said.
Entering the game, Knox led the team in catches and receiving yards. But, running back Matt Forte had eight catches to tie him for the team lead.
For the season, Knox had 51 catches for 960 yards with five touchdowns.