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Fuller suffers through tough game; is Fox’s job secure?

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Bears receiver Josh Bellamy (left) celebrates his touchdown with tight end Adam Shaheen in the fourth quarter Sunday against the Packers.
AP photo Bears receiver Josh Bellamy (left) celebrates his touchdown with tight end Adam Shaheen in the fourth quarter Sunday against the Packers.

CHICAGO – The reviews for Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller mostly have been positive in his contract year, but the former first-round pick suffered through his worst game of the season Sunday in the Bears’ 23-16 loss to the Packers.

Fuller missed two tackles on Green Bay’s opening drive – one of which allowed Randall Cobb to break away for 38 yards on third-and-5 – and he dropped an interception.

“They made some plays,” Fuller said. “There were some things maybe I could have done better on a couple. But they get paid too to make plays, and they made some today.”

Fuller also was beaten by Davante Adams for a 19-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. The score turned out to be the game winner, but Adams said the Packers weren’t picking on Fuller.

“It wasn’t a plan coming in,” Adams said. “We did what we had to do. I don’t even think we went at him. Sometimes, I had a few on him, but it wasn’t an attack-23 day.”

Airing it out: Mitch Trubisky’s 35 pass attempts and 297 yards Sunday both were career-highs for the second-overall pick, but things weren’t perfect.

Trubisky completed only 21 passes, while the Bears finished 4 of 14 on third downs.

“I still have to find ways to get better,” he said. “I need to be better on third downs and be more efficient with the ball. We’re killing ourselves in critical situations, with third downs and red zones, so we need to be more efficient.”

Trubisky’s biggest play of the day came in the fourth quarter when he hit Josh Bellamy in stride down the left side for a 46-yard touchdown to get the Bears within 16-13.

“We got the right coverage we wanted, took out the safety,” Trubisky said. “[Bellamy] had a great double move on the outside, and I just put it where he could get it.”

Fox in trouble? Coach John Fox said he wasn’t concerned about his job security after the loss.

“I’ve been doing this for too long,” Fox said. “I’ve never worried about my job security, and I won’t start going forward.”

The loss sent the Bears to 3-6 on the season. Since Fox was hired in 2015, the team is 12-29. They finished 2015 with a 6-10 record and had a 3-13 finish last season.

In the locker room, linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski said Fox “absolutely” still has the support of the players.

“We’re playing for everyone in this locker room,” Kwiatkoski said. “Game after game, we’re all in this together. Nothing’s going to change as a team.”

The Bears are 1-5 against Green Bay during Fox’s tenure.

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