John Fox finds silver linings in Bears' Week 6 loss
John Fox is not giving up hope on the Chicago Bears' playoff chances in 2016.
Not much good came out of the Chicago Bears' Week 6 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, but head coach John Fox noted a couple things in his Monday press conference.
#Bears coach John Fox: "Bright spot yesterday is I think we were 3 for 3 in field goals, made all of our extra points."— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) October 17, 2016
Kicker Connor Barth entered Week 6 with a target on his back from Bears fans. He missed one field goal in Week 5 and another in Week 4 during crucial moments of those games, and had connected on just five of his eight attempts for the season. On Sunday he made all three of his field goals as well as his one extra-point attempt.
Barth's longest field-goal attempt was just 36 yards, but his performance against the Jaguars should help take some pressure off the veteran kicker for the time being.
To go along with praising Barth's performance, Fox noted the Bears are not exactly out of the playoff hunt just yet.
#Bears coach John Fox on his team's 1-5 record: "A team, a year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs, started 1-5 and they made the playoffs."— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) October 17, 2016
The Chiefs won their first game last season before dropping five in row between Week 2 and Week 6. The Chiefs then rattled off 10 straight regular season wins before knocking the Houston Texans out of the Wild Card round of the playoffs last season. They then fell to the New England Patriots in the Divisional round.
Kansas City had one of the league's best defenses last year and found consistency in both the passing game and running game down the stretch in 2015.
For Fox to throw that bit of information out there on Monday is a nice sentiment, but it is going to be difficult for this Bears team to have that sort of turnaround this season with so many injuries and inconsistencies on both sides of the ball.
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