John Fox not likely to return to Chicago Bears after season

Herbert Rhodes
January 1, 2018

Only one of the past 10 Super Bowl teams played in the wild-card round.

Keenum completed 17 of his 21 passes that night for 140 yards and a touchdown, and after Harrison Smith's late interception of first-time starter Mitch Trubisky, Kai Forbath kicked a 26-yard field goal with 16 seconds left to give the Vikings a 20-17 win. "You rest and recover and then watch the game with the teams you could potentially be playing". It would be a major shock at this point if Fox did return to be the Bears' coach, and this 14-33 stretch with one game to go could be his last go-around as a head coach in the NFL. "Most teams don't know if they're good or bad at the beginning of the year". Defensively, the Bears are top 10 in points and yards allowed. "Preparation. how to carry yourself as a pro and just getting comfortable within this offense is probably the main thing (I've done). He's a guy we rely to get us going and give us a spark".

ABOUT THE BEARS (5-10): Rookie Mitchell Trubisky believes there is a night-and-day difference from when he made his National Football League debut against Minnesota in Week 5 until now.

"He just tossed it as if he was scared or something", Hunter said.

"They're awesome", Keenum said of the defense.

The 15-year veteran cornerback doesn't want his message to overshadow what would be a 13-3 regular season, the Vikings' best record since their 15-1 season in 1998. "This place is crazy-hard for people to play".

"Yeah, I'd like to say no, but I think it's reality that it (can)", Thielen said. Fox's record in three seasons as the Bears head coach is now 14-34.

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The Vikings were up 3-2 in Chicago when they turned to Keenum just before halftime, and it was only when the offense began to coalesce around the quarterback that Minnesota avoided what could have been a costly loss.

Fox refused to address his status, leaving the podium in less than two minutes after a terse postgame news conference.

"I would love to have him back", wide receiver Josh Bellamy said.

"Defensively we have a lot of good players", Zimmer said. Fellow running back Latavius Murray stepped in for flashy rookie Dalvin Cook and had 12 carries for 31 yards before slowly taking the reins in the backfield. He leaped to his feet and veered left past the confused Vikings and untouched for the score.

Diggs became the fastest player in Vikings history to reach 200 receptions, in 40 games. Mike Remmers moved from right tackle into Berger's spot.

The Vikings will be without two starting offensive lineman on Sunday: center Pat Elflein and left guard Nick Easton.

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