Week Four NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week Four NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Here are the Week Four power rankings from various sites around the web:

ESPN: #5 (Last week: #9)

Analysis, “The Bears’ defense has three touchdowns this year, as many as the Buccaneers and Jaguars’ offenses. Chicago’s defense has scored on 1.6 percent of snaps, higher than Jacksonville’s offense.”

NFL.com: #5 (Last week: #7)

Analysis, “Two things for your consideration: a) The Bears‘ offensive line, despite giving up a couple of sacks, really is playing better. I originally thought all the glowing reports about the improved play of the front five were a bit overblown, but then, holy cowMatt Forte had a huge hole on his first-quarter touchdown run. b) The defense truly is scoring at a historic pace. Since 2011, the Bears have scored 23 miscellaneous touchdowns, a category that includes all return and defensive scores; the next closest team has 14. That nine-touchdown difference is more than the total number of miscellaneous touchdowns scored by 15 different franchises over the same time period. The Pittsburgh Steelers, for example, have scored just three miscellaneous touchdowns since 2011.”

Yahoo Sports: #6 (Last week: #7)

Analysis, “How about the three third-down plays Jay Cutler made with the game on the line at Pittsburgh? That’s what a franchise quarterbacklooks like. He might be there, finally.”

Fox Sports: #4 (Last week: #7)

Analysis, “The Bears got a win on the road against a desperate Steelers team and turned them over five times in the process. We will know even more about the Bears over the next two weeks as they travel to Detroit and then host New Orleans.”

CBS Sports: #3 (Last week: #5)

Analysis, “It may be time to sign Jay Cutler to an extension because at this rate he may cost twice as much in February.”

Pro Football Talk: #6 (Last week: #10)

Analysis, “The Superfans are starting to mutter “Trestman.”

Walter Football: #7 (Last week: #8)

Analysis, “I’m tentative to rank the Bears higher than this because of Henry Melton’s torn ACL. Losing him is huge, as it severely downgrades Chicago’s interior pass rush. Despite this, the Bears deserve to have a spot in the lower half of the top 10. ”

Best ranking: #3 – CBS Sports

Worst ranking: #7 – Walter Football


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