The Bears were embarrassed by Detroit on Saturday and now are sitting at 4-10. With that, here are the Week 16 NFL power rankings from various media outlets around the web.
ESPN: 29 (Last week: 26)
"Josh Sitton (4): The Bears like to run behind their top Pro Bowler. Sitton has started 13 games for the Bears this season, mostly at left guard. Chicago has rushed an NFL-high 164 times to the left this year, averaging 4.4 yards on those rushes."
NFL.com: 24 (Last week: 24)
"Not the outcome Bears fans were expecting on Saturday, especially after such an impressive performance the previous week in Cincinnati. What we saw was the maturation of Mitchell Trubisky, complete with hiccups. Because of a few exceptional rookie seasons in years past, whether from Dak Prescott, Russell Wilson or Matt Ryan, fans want these quarterbacks to be Dan Marino from Day 1. Well, Marino was so special as a rookie because he was Dan effing Marino. Also, remember that Trubisky made a handful of really nice throws downfield on skinny posts and deep slants. The Bears will be all right."
Yahoo Sports: 26 (Last week: 25)
"Before Saturday, when was the last time you heard the name Lamarr Houston? He was a huge free-agent addition for the Bears who never quite panned out. He had three sacks in 2016 and 2017 combined (he was cut by the Bears in September, cut by the Texans in November and signed back on to the Bears) before his two-sack game on Saturday. Who knows, maybe Houston’s career can start to rebound with a strong finish."
Walter Football: 21 (Last week: 19)
"The Bears dropped four in a row prior to beating the Bengals, but they were without Danny Trevathan or top safety Adrian Amos for all four of contests. Trevathan is not only the heart and soul of Chicago's defense, but he also happens to be the brains of the operation. Amos, meanwhile, has been playing on a Pro Bowl level. The Bears frequently blow coverages with Trevathan being out of the lineup, so it's no surprise that their defense has been much better with him back on the field. They lost to the Lions, but outgained Detroit and averaged more yards per play."
USA Today: 27 (Last week: 27)
"So who's this team's MVP? Cast our vote for underappreciated Akiem Hicks, who's got eight sacks from the pits while shutting down RBs."
Pro Football Talk: 27 (Last week: 26)
"Losing the regular-season home finale to a winless team would be the best way to put a giant red bow on another very bad season."
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