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Chalk Talk: Where does Nagy’s record rank?

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

Where does Matt Nagy’s 15-5 regular-season record rank among current NFL head coaches? He’s got to be at or near the top of the list, right?
Jason H.
Wheeling, Illinois

Matt Nagy’s .750 winning percentage is tied for the best among the NFL’s 32 current head coaches with the Rams’ Sean McVay (27-9) and the Packers’ Matt LaFleur (3-1). The Patriots’ Bill Belichick is fourth at .683 (265-123), followed by the Steelers’ Mike Tomlin at .645 (126-69-1), the Saints’ Sean Payton at .617 (121-75) and the Chiefs’ Andy Reid at .616 (69-31).

How many games have the Bears played outside the United States?
Tom C.
Iowa

Sunday’s game will be the Bears’ third regular-season contest outside the United States. They beat the Buffalo Bills 22-19 in Toronto on Nov. 7, 2010 and defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-18 in London on Oct. 23, 2011. The Bears have also played preseason games against the New York Giants in Toronto in 1960, the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes in Montreal in 1961, the Dallas Cowboys in London in 1986, the Minnesota Vikings in Sweden in 1988, the San Francisco 49ers in Germany in 1991 and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Ireland in 1997.

Would you rank Chase Daniel’s performance last Sunday against the Vikings the best one of his career?
Leonard P.
Chicago

What Chase Daniel did in coming off the bench to replace an injured Mitchell Trubisky and lead the Bears to a 16-6 win over the Vikings was very impressive. But I’d say the best performance of his 11-year NFL career remains last Thanksgiving in Detroit when he started in place of an injured Trubisky and completed 27 of 37 passes for 230 yards with two touchdowns, no interceptions and a 106.8 passer rating in a 23-16 win over the Lions.

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