Week 12 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 12 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase walks off after the 17-15 loss on Sunday Nov. 22, 2015.

The Bears failed to capitalize on some key opportunities on Sunday and ultimately came up short against a very stout Denver Broncos bunch. Here are the Week 12 NFL power rankings from various media outlets around the web:

ESPN: 19 (Last week: 16)

“Six of the Bears’ past seven games have been decided by a field goal or less, the most such games this season. The Bears are 3-3 in those games.”

NFL.com: 19 (Last week: 19)

“Who hoped for a different play call on the failed two-point conversion late in Sunday’s loss? Speaking directly to Bears fans, who of course are pumped up about Jeremy Langford’s play in Year 1. But wasn’t that a low-percentage call versus a stout Broncos defense? Langford had been held to just 25 yards on 13 carries by that ferocious front seven, so running up the gut out of the shotgun seemed … curious. What would you have liked to see there? (@HarrisonNFL) I say roll Jay Cutler out on a run-pass option.”

Fox Sports: 21 (Last week: 17)

“Without Alshon Jeffery, Matt Forte and with a banged-up Martellus Bennett, the Bears are short of playmakers on the offensive side of the ball.”

CBS Sports: 21 (Last week: 18)

“They just don’t have the talent yet, and injuries have crippled the offense. But they are competing against good teams, which is a good sign.”

Yahoo Sports: 15 (Last week: 17)

“Jeremy Langford watch: 78 carries, 3.2-yard average.”

Pro Football Talk: 20 (Last week: 14)

“The Bears won’t be feeling thankful about playing in Green Bay on the night they retire Brett Favre’s jersey.”

USA Today: 26 (Last week: 16)

“If the Lions can finally scratch out a win at Lambeau Field, so can you Smokin’ Jay Cutler.”

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