Chicago Bears

3rd NFC North (5-7-0)

Founded: 1920

Stadium: Soldier Field

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  • Bears' Trestman: 'It starts with me'

    Following a loss that essentially put the Bears' season to bed, Chicago coach Marc Trestman shouldered the blame for the 34-17 blowout at the hands of the Detroit Lions.
  • Megatron hits 10K-yard plateau as Lions handle Bears

    Calvin Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns as the Detroit Lions boosted their postseason hopes with a 34-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday.
  • Megatron explodes as Lions roll

    Quiet down the "Calvin Johnson is declining" talk. Megatron torched the Chicago Bears with a Thanksgiving special, leading the Detroit Lions with 11 catches, 146 yards and two scores in a 34-17 win.
  • Lions' Bush (ankle) out vs. Bears

    Reggie Bush is again in street clothes for the Detroit Lions on Thursday, missing his third straight game with an ankle injury that has epitomized the meaning of nagging.
  • Kyle Fuller faces off vs. brother

    Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller will play Thursday against his brother, Corey, and the Detroit Lions. Fuller missed practice all week, but will suit up, barring a pregame setback.
  • A football feast

    Football fans will really have a Thanksgiving feast this year. The three NFC tilts all have major playoff implications, with the Seahawks-49ers being among the biggest games of the year.
  • Forte: Bears coaches told us we played 'the worst half of football'

    Matt Forte said Bears coaches told them Sunday they played the worst half of football possible and were only down 10 points. They weren't wrong, as the Bears' offense struggled all game against the Bucs.
  • Chicago Bears rally to defeat Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Matt Forte gobbled up the yards on the ground, and Chicago's defense made several big plays at key moments.
  • Bears top Bucs in Lovie's return

    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?
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
Ford Field - Wk 13 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago Bears 14 0 3 0 17
Detroit Lions 3 21 0 10 34
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
11 Sun, Nov 16 Minnesota 21-13   W
12 Sun, Nov 23 Tampa Bay 21-13   W
13 Thu, Nov 27 @ Detroit 17-34   L
14 Thu, Dec 04 Dallas 8:25 PM ET
15 Mon, Dec 15 New Orleans 8:30 PM ET
16 Sun, Dec 21 Detroit 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Eben Britton (T) P - Illness
Brock Vereen (S) P - Shoulder
Jay Ratliff (DT) D - Knee
Kyle Fuller (CB) Q - Knee
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Jay Cutler 448 298 3105 24
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Matt Forte 201 828 4.1 5
Ka'Deem Carey 35 154 4.4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Alshon Jeffery 67 854 12.7 7
Martellus Bennett 65 737 11.3 5
Brandon Marshall 58 660 11.4 8
Matt Forte 78 650 8.3 3
Transactions more
Date Transaction
11/28 Lance Briggs (OLB) Reserve/Injured (reserve/injured).
11/26 Brian De La Puente (C) Reserve/Injured (reserve/injured).
11/26 Brandon Dunn (DT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
11/26 Brandon Dunn (DT) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Green Bay 8 3 0 .727
Detroit 8 4 0 .667
Chicago 5 7 0 .417
Minnesota 4 7 0 .364

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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