The Lions will have a new head coach on the sideline when they face the Bears at Soldier Field next Sunday.
Detroit announced Saturday they've fired head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn.
Quinn took over as GM in 2016 and the Lions had some early success, finishing second in the NFC North in 2016 and '17 with 9-7 records. But they parted ways with head coach Jim Caldwell after 2017, hiring Patricia, a longtime Patriots assistant coach.
The Lions have struggled under Patricia, finishing last in the NFC North the past two seasons (6-10, 3-12). They're in the midst of a 4-7 season, currently last in the NFC North, and have gone 1-4 their past five games while losing each game by double digits.
Lions offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will be named interim head coach, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.