Week 17 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 17 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
Injured Bears cornerback Charles Tillman films fans as he departs Soldier Field on Sunday (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune)

Here are your Week 17 Chicago Bears power rankings from various media outlets from around the web.

ESPN.com: 26 (Last week: 26)

Analysis, “Losers of four straight games, the Bears will face some tough decisions after this week. Before 2014, the Bears hadn’t lost 10 games since Lovie Smith’s first season.”

NFL.com: 27 (Last week: 26)

Analysis, “Well, Jimmy Clausen didn’t exactly “light it up,” as predicted by some in his own locker room, but at least Clausen looked like he was trying to compete out there. Not that it mattered — the Bears’ offensive line vs. the Lions’ front seven represents almost as large a mismatch as Jay Cutler and a $126 million contract.”

Yahoo Sports: 29 (Last week: 27)

Analysis, “With Jimmy Clausen out, Jay Cutler will start again. It was an interesting choice. The Bears could have started rookie David Fales, and made sure that Cutler didn’t get hurt before they could trade him. But, if they would have started Fales and had to bring Cutler back in 2015, good luck mending that fence.”

FOX Sports: 28 (Last week: 26)

Analysis, “The Bears weren’t embarrassed in Week 16, and that’s a step up from how things have been. In all likelihood, Chicago will enlist a new head coach and general manager in 2015, but Jay Cutler’s future with the team seems up in the air.”

CBS Sports: 26 (Last week: 26)

Analysis, “So now it’s back to Jay Cutler with the injury to Jimmy Clausen. Marc Trestman should enjoy Cutler in his last game as coach.”

Pro Football Talk: 28 (Last week: 26)

Analysis, “Jay Cutler gets a chance to remind everyone why the Bears benched him.”


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