Week 8 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 8 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
Bears center Roberto Garza reacts on the bench after quarterback Jay Cutler was sacked and fumbled the ball in the fourth quarter. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)

Here are your Week 8 Chicago Bears power rankings from various media outlets from around the web.

ESPN.com: 19 (Last week: 16)

Analysis, "The Bears have been better on the road, but New England QB Tom Brady is 86-13 at home as a starter and is heating it up."

NFL.com: 21 (Last week: 17)

Analysis, "I understand those Bears fans who have a real issue with Jay Cutler. At least when Moses Moreno and Peter Tom Willis were under center for Chicago, you could always hang your hat on the fact they would stink. I haven't seen a high-level quarterback as streaky as Cutler since Dave Krieg -- yep, he played for the Bears, too."

Yahoo Sports: 20 (Last week: 16)

Analysis, "The Bears' offensive rankings: 17th in yards per game, 17th in yards per play, 18th in points scored. With all those weapons to work with, that's hard to comprehend."

FOX Sports: 17 (Last week: 18)

Analysis, "The clubhouse atmosphere is in disarray after a loss where the offense looked stagnant and the defense flushed away the progress it had made. Running back Matt Forte continues to be the lone bright spot on a team that is fading."

CBS Sports: 19 (Last week: 18)

Analysis, "We thought the defense would struggle, but what happened to the offense against the Dolphins? The locker room fighting won't help."

Pro Football Talk: 21 (Last week: 18)

Analysis, "Apparently, Brandon Marshall going berserk in the locker room after a home loss to the Dolphins isn’t unacceptable to the head coach."

Best ranking:

Fox Sports (17)

Worst ranking:

Pro Football Talk and NFL.com (21)

Stat of the Day

According to STATS, Inc. only three of 210 (1.4%) teams that started 0-3 at home since 1933 have made the playoffs. The last team to do it was the 2013 Eagles.

Coming Up:

Wednesday - Keys to The Game, Thursday - Key Matchup, Friday - Five Players To Watch, Saturday - Game Preview.

 

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