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@ Cin
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vs. Cle
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@ Min
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Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio returning to Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Vic Fangio is returning to the Chicago Bears as defensive coordinator after being passed up for their head coaching job.

Fangio re-signed Friday and will continue to lead a defense he helped transform the past three seasons. He was the first candidate to interview for the Bears' coaching job after John Fox was fired, but general manager Ryan Pace ultimately decided to go with former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy.

Fangio was free to go elsewhere after his contract expired. Before he arrived in Chicago, the Bears' defense ranked among the worst in franchise history. They were more than respectable in 2017 under Fangio despite losing several players to injuries, including linebacker Leonard Floyd.

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NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Minnesota 1330.813
Detroit 970.563
Green Bay 790.438
Chicago 5110.313
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Trubisky2193
Pass TDs: M. Trubisky7
Rush Yds: J. Howard1122
Rush TDs: J. Howard9
Rec Yds: K. Wright614
Rec TDs: A. Shaheen3
Int: B. Callahan2
Sacks: A. Hicks8.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 4599 (30)
Passing Yards: 3085 (32)
Rushing Yards: 1788 (16)
Points per game: 16.5 (29)
Yards per game: 287.4 (30)
Touchdowns: 26 (29)
Field Goals: 16 (29)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5106 (10)
Passing Yards: 3653 (7)
Rushing Yards: 1730 (11)
Points per game: 20.0 (9)
Yards per game: 319.1 (10)
Touchdowns: 28 (3)
Field Goals: 29 (21)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/10 J. Mincy signed
1/8 C. Lyons pract. squad del
1/8 N. Spruce pract. squad del
1/8 D. Tialavea pract. squad del
1/2 T. Averill signed
1/2 D. Ayers signed
1/2 T. Gentry signed
1/2 D. Grant signed
1/2 M. McKay signed
1/2 W. Pericak signed
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/31 J. Sitton ankle (Doubtful)
12/31 B. Massie knee (Doubtful)
12/31 A. Shaheen chest (Questionable)
12/31 D. Houston-Carson back (Questionable)
12/24 J. Sitton ankle (Doubtful)
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