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NFL Power Rankings: Where do the Chicago Bears rank?


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Vincent Carchitetta - USA Today Sports
Vincent Carchitetta - USA Today Sports

After yet another week of the NFL season, we at ChicagoBearsHQ took a look around the NFL and put together a new edition of power rankings. There is a massive shakeup in the rankings after week 10.

Spoiler alert: there’s a fresh, new number 1.

We decided to explain the top half of the rankings.

Patriots- The now 8-1 Patriots somehow end up back at number 1 after getting blown out by the Baltimore Ravens. The defense is still great, and the team is still lead by Brady and Bellichick so I wouldn’t hit the panic button just yet, the teams around them in this top ten lost, so Patriots gained ground from not playing.

49ers - The 8-1 Niners have proven they are legit as can be but are also beatable — as the Seahawks proved yesterday. Big plays defensively from Richard Sherman and Nick Bosa mixed with a good game plan offensively has kept the 49ers at the top of their division.

Saints- The Saints have looked even better than before with Drew Brees back under center, but had a hiccup against the Falcons this week. The Saints seem to be one of the best teams in the NFC and have backed that up by beating good teams.

Ravens- The Ravens sit at 7-2 after ten weeks, coming off an extremely impressive win over the Seahawks and a dominating defeat of the previous number one Patriots. The Lamer Jackson led ravens then blow out the Bengals. Lamar Jackson looks like an MVP candidate, and the Ravens D is improving weekly.

Seahawks- Russell Wilson looks like THE MVP so far, and Pete Carroll is a very smart coach. They lost a tough one at home against the Ravens but rebounded against the Buccaneers and won a tight game in the division against the previously unbeaten 49ers. Keep an eye on the Seahawks in a very competitive NFC West.

Texans- The Texans went into Kansas City and beat the Chiefs, but then lost a divisional battle with the Colts. They got back on track and won a close game against the Raiders. They, without a doubt, have a big-time offense and contending roster, they just need to put it together, they almost did that before their bye-week, now their healthy which is scary.

Packers- The Packers have won their division games, lost a tough one against the Eagles, and responded by dominating the Cowboys, beating the Lions, crushing the Raiders, and beating the Chiefs on prime time. Just when it looked like the Packers would continue to separate themselves from the back, the ...

Chargers dominated them - so they dropped in our rankings. But after winning a snowy game against the Panthers, the Packers got back on track and, as a result, rose in our rankings.

Vikings- The Vikings have looked good against bad teams, but looked terrible in division games against the Packers and Bears. The offense looks great on their winning streak, but they failed to beat the Chiefs without Mahomes. The Vikings have a great roster and used it to its best on Sunday night against the

Chiefs- They have one of the best offenses in the league and one of the worst defenses. Mahomes continues to look like a generational talent that may get spoiled by a poor defense. The Chiefs have the talent to be a Super Bowl team but need to keep winning to stay in the top ten.

Cowboys- After winning three games and then losing three, the Cowboys won a telling game over their division rival Eagles and followed that up with a big win over the Giants. Cowboys roster looks dynamic, and they need to continue to build on it, which they failed to do in primetime against the Vikings. Dak needs to stop taking losses where he played great and go win games.

Eagles- Roster wise the Eagles can compete for a Super Bowl, not to mention the Eagles beat the Packers in Green Bay and throttled the Jets- They had a few tough losses but earned a much-needed win over the Bills in Buffalo and beat the struggling Bears at home. The Eagles have needed to gameplay efficiently against good defenses, and have kept pace with the Cowboys. The Eagles now fall into a tie with the Cowboys with room to build.

Panthers- The Panthers are in every game, and may partially have the refs to blame for not going to overtime and potentially beat the Packers — which is why the Panthers have a rare move up in the rankings after a loss. McCaffrey is outstanding, the defense is coming together, and this looks like Kyle Allen’s team.

Steelers- After a disappointing start in the season, the Steelers found their stride and have rebounded by beating the Dolphins, Chargers, Colts, and Rams consecutively. They are a climbing team in our rankings, so keep an eye on the Steelers.

Colts- The Colts have looked great against good teams and also lost some games to teams they should beat. The Colts had huge wins over the Chiefs and Texans, but then lost to the Steelers and lost their QB during the game — Colts fallout of the top ten after a loss to the Big Ben less Steelers.

Bills- The Bills are falling fast. After a great start that looked like a playoff team, they have yet to have an impressive victory. The Bills keep losing the games against better than average teams — they may squeak into the postseason riding a light schedule, but they are not a team you should buy stock in.

Raiders- Somehow someway, the Raiders keep winning behind a very good back in Josh Jacobs. The Raiders have beat the Bears among other teams and won a crucial one over the Chargers in primetime. Gruden has figured something out in Oakland, so hopefully, they don’t go too far.

Rams- Rams won their first three, lost the next three, and just won their seventh game of the year. The nest few weeks will be huge in defining their season. The Rams have just been too inconsistent to climb the standings and have instead hung around .500.

Bears- The defense is still near the tops on the NFL, but they have been on the field way too much. The Bears have been disappointing all year long on the offensive side but looked better against the Lions. Head coach Matt Nagy continues to make questionable calls left and right, plus the Bears have a steep road ahead as they attempt to get back into the playoff picture. This week against the Rams, can make or break the season.

Titans- Enough overlooking the Titans, an impressive win over the Chiefs mixed in with some tight games all year long— the Titans find themselves within striking distance for a potential playoff spot. Ryan Tannehill has done wonders for the Titans.

The rest of the NFL Power rankings:

Chargers

Buccaneers

Lions

Cardinals

Broncos

Browns

Jaguars

Giants

Falcons

Dolphins

Redskins

Jets

Bengals

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