Chicago Bears

3rd NFC North (5-6-0)

Founded: 1920

Stadium: Soldier Field

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  • Bears capitalize on Bucs' turnovers to best Lovie

    The Chicago Bears scored 21 straight points in the second half, capitalizing on two Josh McCown turnovers to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 21-13, in Lovie Smith's return to Soldier Field.
  • Zimmer: Soldier Field clocks are (expletive)

    The clocks at Soldier Field malfunctioned for most of the second half in the Vikings' 21-13 loss to the Bears. Coach Mike Zimmer was none too pleased with the hospitality.
  • Bears wanted the ball in Bridgewater's hands

    With the game on the line, the ball was in Teddy Bridgewater's gloved hands, but he couldn't steal a win. Why did Bears defensive end Jared Allen want the Vikings' quarterback to decide the game?
  • Bears' Marshall, Jeffery roll Vikings for first home win

    Both Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery earned more than 90 receiving yards and each scored at least once as the Chicago Bears beat the Minnesota Vikings 21-13 for their first home win of the season.
  • Bears activate Marquess Wilson

    As the Chicago Bears attempt to right a season gone wrong and get their first home win, they activated receiver Marquess Wilson. The tall wideout was expected to make a big splash this season before getting injured.
  • Marshall: If you lose confidence, it's over

    Brandon Marshall sounds like a player ready to declare a disappointing 2014 season over. Either that, or he's hoping the Chicago Bears find a second wind down the stretch.
  • Bears waive Santonio Holmes

    Santonio Holmes is no longer a member of the Chicago Bears. The team announced Tuesday that the veteran wide receiver has been given his release after only one reception since Week 3.
  • Bears coach Trestman: No coaching staff changes at this time

    Despite the Bears' struggling defense and wayward offense, coach Marc Trestman said Monday that he will not make any changes. Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker has recently been under fire.
  • Trestman: We're not very good right now

    Chicago was embarrassed for the second straight game Sunday night in a 55-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Coach Marc Trestman had no choice but to state the obvious: The Bears aren't very good.
  • Packers embarrass Bears in record-setting night

    Aaron Rodgers threw six touchdown passes to tie the franchise game record and match the NFL record for a half, and the Green Bay Packers routed the reeling Chicago Bears 55-14 on Sunday night.
  • Rodgers tosses six TDs in first half of blowout win over Bears

    Aaron Rodgers threw for six touchdowns as the Green Bay Packers overpowered the archrival Chicago Bears 55-14 Sunday at Lambeau Field.
  • Ditka on Trestman losing the Bears: 'That's bull'

    Legendary head coach Mike Ditka sticks up for Marc Trestman, who is having a rough time with the current Chicago Bears team. At 3-5, is it fair to wonder whether he's lost the locker room?
  • Briggs: This is probably my last year with Bears

    Lance Briggs has helped define the Bears' defense since being drafted by the team in 2003. The seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker said Wednesday he isn't certain he'll return next year -- in Chicago or elsewhere.
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 11 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota Vikings 10 0 0 3 13
Chicago Bears 0 14 0 7 21
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
10 Sun, Nov 09 @ Green Bay 14-55   L
11 Sun, Nov 16 Minnesota 21-13   W
12 Sun, Nov 23 Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ET
13 Thu, Nov 27 @ Detroit 12:30 PM ET
14 Thu, Dec 04 Dallas 8:25 PM ET
15 Mon, Dec 15 New Orleans 8:30 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Jay Ratliff (DT) Did Not Pract - --
Eben Britton (T) Q - Illness
Ego Ferguson (DT) P - Illness
Brandon Marshall (WR) P - Ankle
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Jay Cutler 373 250 2695 21
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Matt Forte 173 733 4.2 3
Ka'Deem Carey 30 143 4.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Alshon Jeffery 55 761 13.8 4
Martellus Bennett 53 591 11.2 5
Brandon Marshall 49 586 12 8
Matt Forte 67 575 8.6 3
Transactions more
Date Transaction
11/19 Marc Mariani (WR) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
11/18 Ahmad Dixon (DB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
11/12 B.J. Cunningham (WR) Practice Squad (practice squad).
11/12 Rashad Lawrence (WR) Practice Squad (practice squad).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Green Bay 8 3 0 .727
Detroit 7 4 0 .636
Chicago 5 6 0 .455
Minnesota 4 7 0 .364

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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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