Here are the Week Six power rankings from various sites around the web:
ESPN: #9 (Last week: #4)
Analysis, "Brandon Marshall's five targets Sunday accounted for 15 percent of Bears passes, lowest since Marshall joined the team. The Bears are 0-4 when Marshall's targeted on fewer than 20 percent of passes."
NFL.com: #11 (Last week: #9)
Yes, we realize the Bears have beaten the Bengals, who are ranked higher, but the Packers destroyed the Lions, who destroyed the Bears, and Cincinnati bested Green Bay. Not to mention, this team has dropped two straight. And now defensive tackle Nate Collins -- who had been playing in place of Henry Melton, who is on injured reserve -- is out for the year.
A bright spot from Sunday's loss to the Saints has to be Alshon Jeffery, who posted what amounts to easily the best performance of his career with 218 yards receiving and a touchdown (of course, I chose this week to drop him from my fantasy team)."
Fox Sports: #11 (Last week: #7)
Analysis, “Alshon Jeffery now holds the Bears franchise record for receiving yards in a single game with 218 in a loss on Sunday.”
CBS Sports: #12 (Last week: #8)
Analysis, "Which Chicago team is going to show up each week? It seems like pass rush pressure makes Jay Cutler look ordinary at times even though he threw for 358 yards this past week in a loss. In his two previous home games he was sacked one time in 72 pass plays. In the home loss to New Orleans he was sacked three times and hit another seven times in 36 pass plays."
Yahoo Sports: #10 (Last week: #10)
Analysis, "The Saints are really good this year, so you can't dock the Bears too much for losing last week. They're still a good team. Just not as good as New Orleans. A lot of teams can say the same."
Pro Football Talk: #11 (Last week: #8)
Analysis, "They may not have to worry about winning 10 games and not making the playoffs."
Best ranking: #9 – ESPN
Worst ranking: #12 – CBS Sports
Quote Of The Day
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler discusses bouncing back from a loss during a short week. The Bears host the New York Giants this Thursday night at Soldier Field.
““Moving on. I think just moving on. We’re not going to be able to get a look with the coaches on this game so players have to take responsibility; be hard on yourself and figure out what you did wrong and improve on. It’s a short week. We just have to keep getting better. Guys are going to be little bit sore but we just have to pound through it.”
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