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Bears cursed when favored under John Fox

John Fox hasn't done well in Chicago, but his record as a favorite is even worse than the baseline. Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears (4-10) are currently favored by 6.5 points against Cleveland (0-14) on Sunday.

That's good, right?

Maybe not.

The Bears have lost all seven of their games as a favorite under John Fox -- another indictment of the veteran head coach, who's likely gone at season's end.

Here are the seven times -- prior to Sunday -- that Vegas actually picked the Bears to win in the Fox era (13-33).

Dec. 6, 2015

San Francisco 26, Bears 20 (OT): The Blaine Gabbert game. Gabbert ran for a 44-yard game-tying touchdown with 1:42 left on the clock and later hit Torrey Smith on a 71-yard touchdown in overtime. The Bears had a shot to win at the end of regulation but Robbie Gould missed a field goal.

Dec. 13, 2015

Washington 24, Bears 21: The Redskins were winless on the road -- until they faced the Bears. Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins passed for 300 yards and one touchdown. Still, the Bears had a shot but Gould missed a game-tying field goal attempt from 50 yards with 1:40 left.

Sept. 19, 2016

Eagles 29, Bears 14: Hello, Carson Wentz. The Eagles rookie quarterback -- in his second career NFL start -- passed for 190 yards and one touchdown as Philadelphia cruised to a 29-14 victory. It might be a while before the Bears are ever favored against Wentz again.

Oct. 16, 2016

Jaguars 17, Bears 16: There's no shame in losing to Jacksonville (Sacksonville) in 2017. The Jaguars are a playoff team. Last year, however, a home loss to Jacksonville was unthinkable. The Bears blew a 13-0 fourth quarter lead and allowed the Jaguars to win when former cornerback Tracy Porter slipped on an Arrelious Benn 51-yard touchdown in the closing minutes. Burn the tape.

Nov. 13, 2016

Bucs 36, Bears 10: The Bears were favored by 2.5 and lost by 36. Jay Cutler threw two interceptions, including a pick-6 to ex-Bears safety Chris Conte, and fumbled twice. Jameis Winston clowned the Bears on a 38-yard completion to Mike Evans that was one of the highlights of the year.

Nov. 12, 2017

Packers 23, Bears 16: Fox's tenure in Chicago effectively ended when the Bears -- coming off the bye week -- came out flat against Green Bay at Soldier Field. Not only were the Packers on a short week, but Brett Hundley was the quarterback, not Aaron Rodgers. The loss was unacceptable. Fox forever lost the fan base after that game.

Dec. 3, 2017

49ers 15, Bears 14: The Robbie Gould revenge game. Gould kicked five field goals, including the game-winner. The Bears are currently on their fourth kicker (Connor Barth, Roberto Aguayo, Cairo Santos, Mike Nugent) since Fox and general manager Ryan Pace waved goodbye to Gould (36 of 38 in field goal attempts for the Niners this season) after the 2016 preseason.