His team lost by a touchdown to the Green Bay Packers, and his work with the red flag certainly didn’t help.
After a Benny Cunningham run set the Bears up just outside the end zone, Fox challenged that the running back had stepped out of bounds before knocking over the pylon.
While he’d hoped for a touchdown (and could have had the ball one yard from the end zone without challenging), Fox instead successfully challenged himself into a turnover.
Upon review, the officials determined that Cunningham had lost control of the ball before it hit the pylon, resulting in a touchback; Packers ball on their 20-yard line.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 12, 2017
Not a good look for Fox, who’s now 12-29 at the helm of the Bears.
John Fox, when he realizes he just challenged his own team into a turnover pic.twitter.com/PiVybx8D0n
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) November 12, 2017
John Fox after that challenge … pic.twitter.com/TuzZqHqggx
— Da Bears Brothers (@DaBearsBros) November 12, 2017
That may be the worst challenge in the history of the NFL. It went from Bears 1st and goal at the 1 to Packers ball. By John Fox’s choice. Idiocy.
— M@ Spiegel (@MattSpiegel670) November 12, 2017
I’ve been hesitant to join those yelling at John Fox…but that was one of the worst coaching moves. Ever. #Bears
— Silvy (@WaddleandSilvy) November 12, 2017
The coach’s young Bears fell 23-16.