Since the Bears won 13 games in the 2006 season and advanced to the Super Bowl, the teams have missed the NFL playoffs 10 of the past 11 seasons:

Year and coach: W^tL

2017 John Fox: 5 11

2016 John Fox: 3 13

2015 John Fox: 6 10

2014 Marc Trestman: 5 11

2013 Marc Trestman: 8 8

2012 Lovie Smith: 10 6

2011 Lovie Smith: 8 8

2010 Lovie Smith: 11 5 Lost conference final

2009 Lovie Smith: 7 9

2008 Lovie Smith: 9 7

2007 Lovie Smith: 7 9

Source: football-reference.com