Akiem Hicks

Bears fire coach John Fox after a 5-11 season

The Chicago Bears fired John Fox on Monday after three losing seasons, ending one of the least successful coaching stints in team history.

The dismissal came one day after the Bears lost at NFC North champion Minnesota to finish 5-11.

"Today is the tough part of our results-oriented business," Fox said in a statement.

Chicago has had 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. They haven't been to the playoffs since 2010.

Fox was 14-34 in his three years with Chicago, a .292 winning percentage that ranks as the second lowest for...