Here are the Week 14 power rankings from various sites around the web:
ESPN: #15 (Last week: #14)
Analysis, "Alshon Jeffery caught 12 of 15 targets Sunday for 249 yards and two touchdowns. Jeffery has caught 68 percent of attempts from Josh McCown and 54.5 percent from Jay Cutler this season."
NFL.com: #15 (Last week: #14)
Analysis, "The Bears really couldn't afford to lose Sunday in Minnesota. Yes, it was a road game, but the Vikings were there for the taking, especially with Matt Cassel having to come in off the bench.
That said, Alshon Jeffery made the catch of the day, if not the year. How about his season? Talk about all over the map. Consider his weekly yardage totals since Week 5: 218, 27, 105, 60, 114, 83, 42, and 249."
FOX Sports: #20 (Last week: #15)
Analysis, “Alshon Jeffery is a MAN. His 249 yards on Sunday broke the franchise record that he set earlier this season.”
CBS Sports: #17 (Last week: #15)
Analysis, "The defense isn't good enough. What to do about Jay Cutler if he's ready to play?"
Yahoo Sports: #16 (Last week: #13)
Analysis, "Sometimes, a NFL coach makes a decision so bad even folks sitting on their couch at home immediately understand it's wrong. Settling for a 47-yard field goal attempt on second down in overtime is an example."
Pro Football Talk: #18 (Last week: #17)
Analysis, "Don’t criticize Marc Trestman for trying the 47-yard field goal in overtime. Criticize him for not throwing to Alshon Jeffrey on every play of the game."
Best ranking: #15 - NFL.com
Worst ranking: #20 - Fox Sports
Quote Of The Day
Bears head coach Marc Trestman claims he doesn't regret his decision to attempt a 47-yard field goal on second down this past week.
“The decision is not anything that I regret. I didn’t do it from an analytics standpoint,” he said. “I did it from being around Robbie.”
I find it very hard to believe he doesn't regret the move. It wasn't a good one at all.
Maybe Trestman should watch this clip from this year's hilarious comedy We're The Millers. He might be able to laugh a bit if he did.
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