One of the worst seasons in Bears history ended with a thud Sunday in Minnesota. The Bears lost to the Vikings 38-10.
The Bears turned the ball over five times. Matt Barkley was responsible for three of those. He had two interceptions and he fumbled. The fumble was scooped up and returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter by Everson Griffin. Barkley had 12 turnovers in the Bears final three games.
His counterpart Sam Bradford threw three touchdown passes in the first half as the Vikings built a 24-10 lead at intermission.
There were a couple bright spots for the Bears. One was a touchdown pass from receiver Cameron Meredith to Barkley in the second quarter.
The other was Jordan Howard rushing for 135 yards on 23 carries. He broke Matt Forte’s rookie rushing record finishing with 1,313 yards.
The 13 losses ties the most in Bears history with the 1969 Bears.
After the game John Fox was asked if he’s concerned about his job and whether or not he’s asked management for assurances that he’ll be back next season. “I think at the end of the day I’ve been doing this for a long time. I’ve never worried about job security. You know I’m not going to start now,” said Fox.
Fox also said he wants to be back. “You know this is the job that I wanted. I think a lot of this organization. I think a lot of this city. I think a lot of the tradition of this team. But it’s definitely a job I want to finish.”
Fox and GM Ryan Pace are scheduled to hold a press conference Wednesday morning at Halas Hall.