The Bears were off last Sunday after a rough overtime loss to Detroit the week prior. Here are the Week 8 NFL power rankings from various media outlets around the web:
ESPN: 25 (Last week: 25)
"Matt Forte has accounted for 33.4 percent of the Bears' yards from scrimmage, highest in the NFL. No other Bear has accounted for more than 14 percent of the team's yards."
NFL.com: 25 (Last week: 24)
"The Bears were off last week ... and the Cubbies are off this week. Too soon? I am old enough to remember Leon Durham and his sweet glasses. And I think I had the hologram baseball card that showed Will Clark going yard on Greg Maddux in the 1989 NLCS. I'm saying it right now: Cubs vs. Rangers in the 2016 World Series. Oh, yeah: the Bears! Well, with no game last week...Glad Matt Forte didn't get traded. #Week8"
CBS Sports: 21 (Last week: 22)
"The Bears compete hard for John Fox, the offense is making strides, but the defense needs to improve."
Fox Sports: 29 (Last week: 30)
"The Bears will look to get both Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett more involved after the bye week, for as long as they’re on the team. There is speculation that the Bears could be sellers at the upcoming trade deadline as new general manager Ryan Pace looks to unload players for picks, as he did with Jared Allen."
Yahoo Sports: 24 (Last week: 25)
"Alshon Jeffery played really well in his first game back. After a bye week to rest, hopefully he's good to go for the rest of the season and we won't have to hear about any more nagging injuries slowing him down."
Pro Football Talk: 24 (Last week: 24)
"If yelling at the G.M. gets a guy a one-way ticket out of town, a Rudy-style jersey line could soon be forming."
USA Today: 29 (Last week: 30)
"Did you know: Jay Cutler has as many wins (8) against the Vikings, his next opponent, as Lions and Packers combined?"
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