On the final day of a most disappointing season, the Bears took out a full-page advertisement in the Chicago Tribune to thank their fans for their loyalty.
“We Won’t Make Excuses,” the team wrote. On the next line, the team said: “We Will Thank You For Your Support.”
The ad copy concluded: “We’ve got the best fans around, thank you Chicagoland.”
The Bears (5-10) play at Minnesota at 1 p.m. Eastern. Speculation has centered on the future of head coach Marc Trestman, and G.M. Phil Emery has also come under criticism as the team has faltered.