Chicago Bears

4th NFC North (5-11-0)

Founded: 1920

Stadium: Soldier Field

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Game Averages (2014)

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PTS
19.9(23rd)
YDS
327.1(21st)
PASS YDS
237.0(15th)
RUSH YDS
90.1(27th)
(league rank)

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  • Allen to Bears brass: 'I'm good still. Really.'

    03/30/2015
    Jared Allen is coming off a disappointing debut season with the Bears. The Pro Bowl pass-rusher believes he can bounce back playing in a new scheme under a new regime in Chicago.
  • Fox: Cutler to face 'open competition' for Bears' quarterback job

    03/26/2015
    Coach John Fox said Wednesday that Jay Cutler will face an "open competition" at quarterback. Could the Bears end up going with Jimmy Clausen or a rookie instead?
  • February meeting helped convince Bears on Cutler

    03/25/2015
    After some lukewarm comments about Jay Cutler at the scouting combine, the Bears brass met with the quarterback without his agent. The team left the meeting convinced he was their starter.
  • Bears' Fox on roster: 'We have a lot of needs'

    03/23/2015
    The Chicago Bears were active early during free agency but coach John Fox believes the team needs to sign more players during the second wave of free agency.
  • Bears GM: Cutler is our starting QB

    03/11/2015
    With few alternatives and a massive contract Bears general manager Ryan Pace announced what seemed all too obvious to Chicago fans: Jay Cutler will be the starting quarterback in 2015.
  • Bears to sign McPhee to five-year deal

    03/10/2015
    The Bears were in hibernation during a wild NFL weekend, but Chicago made a splash on Tuesday with plans to sign free-agent outside linebacker Pernell McPhee to a five-year deal.
  • Report: Briggs will not return to Bears

    03/05/2015
    The Bears have reportedly informed Lance Briggs that he will not be back with the team in 2015. Will the seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker call it a career or sign with a team?
  • Bears must decide on Cutler's future next week

    03/06/2015
    A clause in Jay Cutler's contract will force the Bears to make a decision on his future next week. Will Chicago find a trade partner instead?
  • Bears exploring a Brandon Marshall trade

    03/06/2015
    Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Bears are exploring a potential trade of wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Will Chicago be able to move the talented wideout?
  • 2015 NFL Draft team-by-team rumors

    03/30/2015
    College Football 24/7 takes a look at the buzz surrounding each team leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, connecting prospects with their potential future NFL clubs.
Draft 2015 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 7 (7)  
Scoreboard more
TCF Bank Stadium - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago Bears 0 3 3 3 9
Minnesota Vikings 3 0 7 3 13
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 14-20   L
17 Sun, Dec 28 @ Minnesota 9-13   L
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
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Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
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Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
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Transactions more
Date Transaction
3/27 Alan Ball (DB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
3/27 Ray McDonald (DT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
3/26 Mason Foster (LB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
3/25 Jarvis Jenkins (DT) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Green Bay 12 4 0 .750
Detroit 11 5 0 .688
Minnesota 7 9 0 .438
Chicago 5 11 0 .313

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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  1. Published: Dec. 28, 2014 at 03:26 p.m.

    Chicago Bears wide receiver Marc Mariani returns a kickoff 67-yards.

  2. Published: Dec. 28, 2014 at 02:43 p.m.

    Chicago Bears corner back Kyle Fuller picks of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and is ruled down by contact at the 9-yard line.

  3. Published: Dec. 21, 2014 at 03:22 p.m.

    Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen launches a 20-yard TD pass to wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.

  4. Published: Dec. 21, 2014 at 02:29 p.m.

    Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen laces a terrific throw to running back Matt Forte for an 11-yard touchdown.

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