How has Fox fared after bye week?

Posted Oct 23, 2015

Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses coach John Fox's record in games immediately after a bye week, if Matt Forte is on pace to set a career high in rushing yards and the top scoring non-kickers in Bears history.

Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of email questions from fans on

How did John Fox fare in games after the bye week when he was head coach of the Denver Broncos?

Steve B.
Elgin, Illinois

John Fox has been highly successful, winning his last seven games immediately after the bye dating back to when he coached the Carolina Panthers. That includes a 4-0 record with the Broncos, beating the Dolphins 18-15 in overtime in 2011, the Saints 34-14 in 2012, the Chargers 28-20 in 2013 and the Cardinals 41-20 last year. Fox is 10-3 overall after byes, with his last loss coming in 2007.

Is Matt Forte on pace to set a career high in rushing yards this season?

Walt P.
Morton, Illinois

Leading the NFL with 507 yards through the first six weeks of the season, Matt Forte is on pace to finish the year with 1,352. That would barely eclipse his career high of 1,339 yards set in 2013.

Aside from kickers, which position players are the top scorers in Bears history?

Ryan B.
Waukesha, Wisconsin

The top five scorers among non-kickers in Bears history are Walter Payton (750 points), Neal Anderson (426), Matt Forte (372), Rick Casares (354) and Gale Sayers (336). Forte moved into the top 10 in scoring with a touchdown and two-point conversion in the Bears’ loss to the Lions, surpassing Jack Manders.

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