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Chicago Bears fire coach John Fox after 5-11 season

Chicago Bears head coach John Fox argues a call with line judge Bart Longson (2) during the first half of a game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have fired John Fox after a 5-11 season, ending one of the least successful coaching stints in team history.

The Bears announced the move Monday, one day after a loss at NFC North champion Minnesota.

Fox was 14-34 in his three years with Chicago, a .292 winning percentage that ranks as the second lowest for the Bears. Only Abe Gibron was worse — 11-30-1 (.274) from 1972-74.

Chicago has four consecutive losing seasons — each with 10 or more losses. The Bears haven't finished above .500 since they let Lovie Smith go following a 10-6 finish in 2012 and haven't been to the playoffs since 2010.

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