Week 11 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 11 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Here are the Week 11 power rankings from various sites around the web:

ESPN: #11 (Last week: #9)

Analysis, “Matt Forte’s average rushing gain before being hit by a defender was seven-tenths of a yard past the line of scrimmage, more than 2 yards short of his season average.”

NFL.com: #11 (Last week: #11)

Analysis, “We can point to several factors in the narrow loss to the Lions, but perhaps the most alarming was the complete lack of a running game for the Bears. Chicago got its butt kicked up front, rushing 20 times for a paltry 38 yards. This stood to make the offense one-dimensional, even through the air; 18 of Jay Cutler’s 40 pass attempts went to Alshon Jeffery.”

FOX Sports: #10 (Last week: #12)

Analysis, “It will be up to Josh McCown this weekend against the Ravens and both teams desperately need a win to stay in contention for the playoffs.”

CBS Sports: #10 (Last week: #12)

Analysis, “The Bears might have been better off using Josh McCown for another week than Cutler, who was not 100 percent and had a setback in the loss to Detroit.”

Yahoo Sports: #11 (Last week: #12)

Analysis, “We’ll never know if they would have beat the Lions if Josh McCown was sent in earlier. But it’s something that’ll be really interesting to look back on after Week 17.”

Pro Football Talk: #16 (Last week: #13)

Analysis, “If Josh McCown can pull the Bears back into playoff contention, why would the team bring back Jay Cutler?”

Best ranking: #10 – Fox Sports

Worst ranking: #16 – Pro Football Talk

Quote Of The Day

Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall on Monday discussing the rivalry between the Lions and the Bears and how quite frankly he can’t stand them.

“It’s the little brother that, big brother wants to go out and play with his friends and the little brother is annoying, [saying], ‘Hey, can I go?’” Marshall said, via ESPNChicago.com. “No, you can’t go, Detroit Lions. Sit back. Sit in your little city. Fix your financial problems and all of that, you know. You can’t come with us right now. But right now, they’ve got the best of us. They beat us twice. They swept us. But what matters is when we see them in the playoffs. It’ll be a great show. It’s gonna be tough. But I guarantee it’s not gonna go down like it did the first two games.”

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