Week 7 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 7 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 16: Brian Hoyer #2 of the Chicago Bears loses the ball after being hit by Yannick Ngakoue #91 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second half of the game at Soldier Field on October 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Jaguars defeated the Bears 17-16. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Bears are 1-5 after yet another disappointing loss. Here are the Week 7 NFL power rankings from various media outlets around the web:

ESPN: 30 (Last week: 28)

“Probably nobody is paying attention to what the Bears are doing after their 1-5 start, but Brian Hoyer has yet to throw an interception since taking over for Jay Cutler. His 189 passes are the most in the NFL without a pick this season.”

NFL.com: 31 (Last week: 30)

“So last time Jake Arrieta (18-8, 3.10 ERA) threw in the late afternoon at Dodgers Stadium, he tossed a no-hitter. His counterpart on the mound for the Dodgers will be Rich Hill (12-5, 2.12 ERA) in what should be an intriguing rubber match, even if Hill has not been up to snuff in the postseason. The NLCS is tied 1-1, and, as we all know, whoever steals Game 3 with their “other” pitcher often dictates the series. Oh, the Bears got beat Sunday by a wide receiver who hadn’t scored a touchdown since 2012.”

Fox Sports: 30 (Last week: 29)

“Despite being mostly unable to lead the Bears to wins, Brian Hoyer has been spectacular. He has four straight 300-yard games, which hasn’t been done by a Bears quarterback since at least 1960. By comparison, Jay Cutler has never even had three consecutive 300-yard games. The Bears have several problems, but Hoyer might be the answer at quarterback.”

Yahoo Sports: 30 (Last week: 30)

“The NFL Media Research Group said Brian Hoyer is the first Bears quarterback since at least 1960 with 300 passing yards in four straight games. Hoyer has played 16 regular-season games the last two seasons, and here are his stats: 4,002 yards, 25 touchdowns, seven interceptions with a 63.4 completion percentage. That’s a 94.5 rating. He’s a free agent after this season.”

USA Today: 30 (Last week: 29)

“Offense now ranks seventh after averaging well over 400 yards under Brian Hoyer’s direction. Yet they’ve scored league’s fewest points. Da Bears.”

CBS Sports: 30 (Last week: 29)

“This is going to be a long season. For all the talk about Brian Hoyer, he scored 16 points. Oh, boy.”

Walter Football: 26 (Last week: 25)

“Those who didn’t watch the Colts-Bears game two weeks ago will assume that Indianapolis was slightly better than Chicago. That was not the case, as the Bears were the better team; they outgained the Colts by about 120 yards and averaged 2.3 more yards per play, which is a huge disparity. The Bears also had control of the Jacksonville game despite having a game to look ahead to in four days, but lost at the end. Brian Hoyer has been better than Jay Cutler, and aside from the opening half against the Cowboys, who have turned out to be a great team, the Bears have played well with Hoyer under center. Remember, they also beat the Lions, and that victory looks much better in the wake of Detroit’s wins over Philadelphia and Los Angeles.”

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