Here are the Week Seven power rankings from various sites around the web:
ESPN: #10 (Last week: #10)
Analysis, “Jay Cutler has thrown for 602 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in his past two games. Brandon Marshall? He caught nine of 10 targets for 87 yards and two touchdowns on Thursday.”
NFL.com: #11 (Last week: #11)
Analysis, “Saw that Vince Young tweeted he’s ready to get a call from the Texans. Maybe Chicago should see if VY — who looks to have some extra heft in his picture — wants to come play defensive tackle, where the Bears have been decimated unlike any other team.
Last Thursday night, Chicago’s defense made ninth-year veteran Brandon Jacobs look like BJ2K. Julius Peppers pitched a shutout — i.e., he made zero tackles — partially because he’s getting double teamed all the time. This squad deserves to be 4-2, no doubt, but even the most ardent Bears backer will tell you the defense has its work cut out for it. Can’t rely on pick-sixes and defensive scores every week.”
Fox Sports: #11 (Last week: #11)
Analysis, “Martellus Bennett has quietly been one of the best pickups of the offseason. His 31 receptions in the six games this season are already two more than all of the Bears tight ends last season.”
CBS Sports: #10 (Last week: #13)
Analysis, “They impressed against the Giants last Thursday, but who doesn’t? The defense has taken a lot of injury hits, which has to be a concern..”
Yahoo Sports: #11 (Last week: #10)
Analysis, “I hadn’t dinged them too much for some unimpressive wins. But they looked pretty bad slopping around with the miserable Giants at home last week.”
Pro Football Talk: #10 (Last week: #11)
Analysis, “Based on the way he played, Brandon Marshall should wear those green shoes every week.”
Best ranking: #10 – ESPN
Worst ranking: #11 – Yahoo Sports
Quote Of The Day
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler focused on getting better as a team after the 27-21 win over the Giants last Thursday night. The Bears improved to 4-2 on the season. They wil travel to Washington this Sunday to face the Redskins (1-4) before a Week Eight bye.
“I don’t think anybody in the league is where they want to be offensively and defensively at this point, to early in the year. You want to be playing your best football in November and December and make your run then. That’s where we’ve got to get better and better. We’ve got some time off, one game and then a bye week so we have one game we’ve got to get up for and then get some guys healthy.”
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