The Bears stunk it up under Mike Glennon last Thursday night in Green Bay. At 1-3, a switch to rookie Mitch Trubisky simply makes too much sense. With that, here are the Week Five NFL power rankings from various media outlets around the web:
ESPN: 28 (Last week: 23)
"Mitchell Trubisky will make his NFL debut on Monday Night Football against the Vikings, and if he wants to win, he'll have to put a bunch of points on the board. FPI has the Bears with the fifth-worst defense so far this season."
NFL.com: 24 (Last week: 21)
"While all of Twitter was calling for Mike Glennon's ouster during last Thursday night's blowout loss in Green Bay, consider John Fox's dilemma. After two subpar seasons, could he really afford another as head coach of the Bears? Does Glennon give Chicago the best chance to win? Not to mention, Fox's boss is the guy who signed Glennon to a lucrative deal. All of which might have led to theBears dragging their feet in regards to playing Mitchell Trubisky. Right move? Probably. The offense looked dysfunctional for a large portion of Thursday Night's game. For what it's worth, though, Glennon is a better player than he's shown so far. Trubisky's assignment in NFL start No. 1? Taking on a formidable Minnesota defense under the bright lights of "Monday Night Football." Good luck, kid."
Yahoo Sports: 26 (Last week: 27)
"It made sense to go with Mitch Trubisky for Week 5, but if we’re being honest, it made sense to go with him in Week 1. What’s not ideal is giving Trubisky his first start against a tough Vikings defense, but the Bears are better off not waiting any longer."
USA Today: 27 (Last week: 23)
"Rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky enters the fray, though he should be fine if he can effectively hand off to RBs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen."
CBS Sports: 28 (Last week: 25)
"They're finally playing Mitch Trubisky, but what took John Fox so long? Let the kid take his lumps. He can't do any worse than Mike Glennon."
Walter Football: 25 (Last week: 26)
"Underrated NFL Team: The Bears aren't nearly as bad as they looked on national TV against the Packers. They were playing on a short week, and if you take away Mike Glennon's three horrible turnovers, Chicago played almost evenly with Green Bay. The Bears defeated the Steelers and almost took down the Falcons, and now they have a healthy offensive line."
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