Chicago Bears

4th NFC North (5-9-0)

Founded: 1920

Stadium: Soldier Field

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  • Trestman: 'We need a spark'

    Bears coach Marc Trestman spoke to reporters on Thursday, explaining why he decided to bench Jay Cutler in favor of Jimmy Clausen. Has Cutler seen the end of his tenure as the Bears' franchise QB?
  • Rodgers on Kromer's Cutler comments: 'I was baffled by that'

    Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler are rivals on the field, but the Packers star tells Michael Silver why he sympathizes with the situation that his Bears counterpart had to deal with last week.
  • Cutler: 'You get to a point where you don't have the answer'

    Jay Cutler and the Bears hit another low Monday night in a loss to the Saints. Jay Cutler has reached a point where he doesn't have an answer as to why. Could Cutler be on his way out of Chicago?
  • Forte: 'Whatever happens ... happens'

    The Chicago Bears have just a few weeks remaining in what has been a dreary season. A number of changes could be coming to the team. However, Matt Forte is just concerned with what he can control.
  • Saints cruise past lethargic Bears, reclaim lead in NFC South

    Drew Brees passed for 375 yards and three touchdowns as the Saints cruised past a lethargic Bears team on Monday night. Is New Orleans now the favorite in the NFC South?
  • Saints beat Bears 31-15, grab South lead

    Drew Brees threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints beat the Chicago Bears 31-15 on Monday night to grab the NFC South lead.
  • What to watch for in Saints-Bears 'MNF' tilt

    Will the Saints take control of the NFC South? Will Jay Cutler solidify his status as the Bears' franchise QB? Find out what else we're watching for in Monday night's game.
  • Faulk: Cutler gets a lot of OCs fired

    Marshall Faulk has a reason why Aaron Kromer admitted to speaking negatively about Jay Cutler. The Hall-of-fame running back claims Cutler is the one to blame for the Bears OC's slip up.
  • Bears fallout: Cutler hurt by Kromer's criticism

    The turmoil surrounding the Chicago Bears has deepened the past week. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport details the fallout, including that Jay Cutler was hurt by coordinator Aaron Kromer's criticism.
  • Bears elevate QB David Fales to 53-man roster

    The Bears elevated rookie quarterback David Fales to their 53-man roster on Saturday. With all the drama surrounding Jay Cutler and Chicago's postseason hopes already dashed, will another QB get a look?
Draft 2014 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 14 (14) Fuller, Kyle CB 
Rd 2, Pick 19 (51) Ferguson, Ego DT 
Rd 3, Pick 18 (82) Sutton, Will DT 
Rd 4, Pick 17 (117) Carey, Ka'Deem RB 
Rd 4, Pick 31 (131) Vereen, Brock FS 
Rd 6, Pick 7 (183) Fales, David QB 
Rd 6, Pick 15 (191) O'Donnell, Pat P 
Rd 7, Pick 31 (246) Leno Jr., Charles OT 
Scoreboard more
Soldier Field - Wk 15 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans Saints 0 14 10 7 31
Chicago Bears 0 0 0 15 15
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Sun, Nov 23 Tampa Bay 21-13   W
13 Thu, Nov 27 @ Detroit 17-34   L
14 Thu, Dec 04 Dallas 28-41   L
15 Mon, Dec 15 New Orleans 15-31   L
16 Sun, Dec 21 Detroit 1:00 PM ET
17 Sun, Dec 28 @ Minnesota 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Alshon Jeffery (WR) Did Not Pract - --
Kyle Fuller (CB) P - Hand
Will Sutton (DT) Q - Illness
Tim Jennings (CB) Q - Ankle
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Jay Cutler 525 347 3640 28
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Matt Forte 230 932 4.1 6
Ka'Deem Carey 36 158 4.4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Alshon Jeffery 77 1027 13.3 9
Martellus Bennett 81 857 10.6 6
Matt Forte 88 745 8.5 3
Brandon Marshall 61 721 11.8 8
Transactions more
Date Transaction
12/17 Taylor Boggs (C) Practice Squad (practice squad).
12/13 David Fales (QB) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
12/13 Darryl Sharpton (ILB) Reserve/Injured (reserve/injured).
12/13 David Fales (QB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Detroit 10 4 0 .714
Green Bay 10 4 0 .714
Minnesota 6 8 0 .429
Chicago 5 9 0 .357

Head Coach more

Marc Trestman

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The Chicago Bears reached an agreement with Marc Trestman on Jan. 16, 2013 to become the team's 14th head coach in franchise history.

Trestman joins the franchise with a champion head-coaching pedigree and keen offensive expertise. Over the last five seasons as head coach in the Canadian Football League, Trestman led the Montreal Alouettes to back-to-back Grey Cup championships in 2009 and 2010 and was named the CFL's Coach of the Year in 2009. He also helped tutor quarterback Anthony Calvillo to back-to-back CFL MVPs in 2008 and 2009.

Trestman has 17 years of coaching experience in the NFL, including eight as an offensive coordinator. During his time in the NFL, Trestman helped his teams to eight playoff appearances, two conference championship games and a Super Bowl appearance (XXXVII as offensive coordinator of the Raiders).

Trestman started his coaching career in 1981 at the University of Miami as a volunteer assistant while attending law school. He was named the school's quarterbacks coach in 1983 and helped direct the Hurricanes to their first-ever national championship. Under Trestman's tutelage, Hurricanes quarterback Bernie Kosar was selected in the first round of the NFL Supplemental Draft by the Cleveland Browns.

In 1985, Trestman got his first coaching experience in the NFL, under Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant as the running backs coach of the Minnesota Vikings, a position he held for two seasons.

Trestman moved on to become the quarterbacks coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1987 and worked as a quarterbacks coach in 13 of his 17 NFL seasons. In 1988, he was reunited with Kosar in Cleveland, before adding the title of offensive coordinator a year later, helping lead the Browns to two playoff appearances, including the AFC Championship Game in 1989.

Trestman rejoined the Vikings in 1990 as quarterbacks coach, working two seasons with quarterback Rich Gannon, who improved his passer rating from 68.9 in 1990 to 81.5 in 1991, 11th highest in the NFL.

George Seifert named Trestman the 49ers' offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 1995, and he guided San Francisco to the No. 1 scoring offense (28.6 points per game) and passing attack (288.0 yards per game) and helped the team rank second in total offense (380.4 YPG). A year later, San Francisco had the third-best scoring offense (24.9 PPG) and ranked sixth in total offense (344.1 YPG). In 1995, Jerry Rice broke the NFL record for receiving yards with 1,848, a mark that stood for 17 seasons.

Trestman spent the 1997 season as quarterbacks coach of the Detroit Lions. Scott Mitchell threw for 3,484 yards that season, which at the time was second most in team history and now stands as the sixth most.

In 1998, Trestman left the Lions to become the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for the Arizona Cardinals for three seasons. In their first year under Trestman, the Cardinals made the playoffs for the first time since 1982 and won their first playoff game since 1947.

Trestman was hired by Jon Gruden in 2001 to serve as a senior assistant on the Oakland Raiders' staff before being promoted by new head coach Bill Callahan to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach a year later, holding the position for two seasons.

The 2002 Raiders led the NFL in total offense with 389.8 yards and 279.7 passing yards per game, finished second in scoring offense averaging 28.1 points per game and advanced to Super Bowl XXXVII, their first NFL title game appearance in 20 years. Quarterback Rich Gannon was named the NFL’s MVP after throwing for 4,689 yards.

From 2005 to 2006, Trestman served as offensive coordinator of North Carolina State.

In 2007, he worked as a consultant to New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton.

Trestman has also mentored collegiate quarterbacks, including Jay Cutler, as they prepared for the NFL Combine.

Trestman, 57, and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters, Sarahanne and Chloe.

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