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vs. GB
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@ SF
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@ Min
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Bears hire former Steeler Townsend to coach defensive backs

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have hired former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend as defensive backs coach.

Townsend played on two Super Bowl championship teams with Pittsburgh and has spent eight years on NFL and college staffs. He was the New York Giants' assistant defensive backs coach this season.

Townsend will work with two All-Pros in safety Eddie Jackson and cornerback Kyle Fuller. He replaces Ed Donatell, who joined Vic Fangio's staff in Denver as defensive coordinator after getting passed over by the Bears in favor of Chuck Pagano. Chicago went 12-4 to win the NFC North and made its first playoff appearance since 2010 in coach Matt Nagy's first season.

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NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Chicago 1240.750
Minnesota 871.531
Green Bay 691.406
Detroit 6100.375
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Trubisky3223
Pass TDs: M. Trubisky24
Rush Yds: J. Howard935
Rush TDs: J. Howard9
Rec Yds: A. Robinson II754
Rec TDs: A. Miller7
Int: K. Fuller7
Sacks: K. Mack12.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5502 (21)
Passing Yards: 3747 (22)
Rushing Yards: 1938 (11)
Points per game: 26.3 (9)
Yards per game: 343.9 (21)
Touchdowns: 44 (12)
Field Goals: 23 (19)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4795 (3)
Passing Yards: 3854 (7)
Rushing Yards: 1280 (1)
Points per game: 17.7 (1)
Yards per game: 299.7 (3)
Touchdowns: 27 (1)
Field Goals: 25 (16)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/18 J. Williams-Lambert signed
1/16 W. Beavers signed
1/8 D. Allen signed
1/8 A. Anderson Jr. signed
1/8 J. Franklin III signed
1/8 T. Gentry signed
1/8 C. Grayson Jr. signed
1/8 M. Joseph signed
1/8 J. Mincy signed
1/8 R. Nall signed
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/6 A. Lynch elbow (Doubtful)
1/6 D. Houston-Carson ribs (Questionable)
1/6 E. Jackson ankle (Questionable)
1/6 B. Nichols knee (Questionable)
1/6 T. Burton groin (Questionable)
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