After the Chicago Bears were shutout in Seattle, they remained at the bottom in the eyes of the media. With that being said, here are the Week 4 power rankings from various media outlets around the web:
ESPN: 32 (Last week: 32)
“The Bears punted on all 10 of their possessions in Week 3. The silver lining to that? They didn’t turn the ball over once.”
NFL.com: 32 (Last week: 32)
“The only interesting aspect of the Bears’ performance in Seattle was just how stunningly futile they really were. Everyone knew Jimmy Clausen was starting, Kam Chancellor was back, and that this contest was the easiest to prognosticate on the weekend slate. But 146 yards. Really? 146 freakin’ yards? That’s it? Chicago managed 48 net yards passing. That wasn’t even good in 1935, much less now. Feeling comfortable about keeping the Bears at this spot in the rankings. Real. Comfortable. (Jeans.)”
Fox Sports: 32 (Last week: 32)
“The Bears are playing much better defense under new head coach John Fox, but this is only year one — a major talent infusion is necessary in the secondary. The offense needs to figure out how to do a better job of moving the chains to control the clock.”
CBS Sports: 32 (Last week: 32)
“The Bears were beaten in every facet of the game last week. They play hard for Coach John Fox, but the roster just isn’t very talented.”
Yahoo Sports: 32 (Last week: 32)
“It’s smart for them to have a fire sale. They know who they are, and there’s no use fooling themselves into thinking they can win 10 of 13 from here on out. But it’s odd they didn’t have that big picture in mind when they should have found a way to trade a certain quarterback in January or February.”
Pro Football Talk: 32 (Last week: 32)
“If the reward for stinking is being traded to a contender, count on a lot more stink in Chicago.”
USA Today: 32 (Last week: 32)
“They punted after all 10 drives Sunday, making them antithesis of No. 1 team on this list. (It’s starting to feel like 2014 all over again).”
Allen and Bostic shipped off
The Bears did the right thing by trading 33-year-old defensive end Jared Allen to Carolina on Monday. Later in the day they sent third-year linebacker Jon Bostic to New England. Both trades netted a sixth-round pick in return.
Here’s an in-depth look (via About.com) at the Allen trade and what it means for the players that were behind him on the depth chart for the first three weeks of the season.
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