The Bears had the week off and now prepare for reeling Green Bay on Sunday. With that, here are the Week 10 NFL power rankings from various media outlets around the web:
ESPN: 27 (Last week: 27)
“The Bears haven’t seen a huge rise in these rankings since the start of the season, but they’ve performed better than expected, particularly on defense. The Bears rank 13th in points allowed per game this season after finishing 24th last season.”
NFL.com: 17 (Last week: 17)
“What would the Bears’ record be if they had closed the deal on a few of these close affairs? I keep asking the question, only because I want my readers (outside of Chicago) to know how competitive this team has been. Not sure anyone has noticed Akiem Hicks’ season, either. The defensive end has racked up seven sacks and 26 tackles. Meanwhile, “The Pretty Boy Assassin” hasn’t had to carry too much of the offensive burden, but when the game slows down for him, look out. That nickname reminds of “Assassin’s Creed” and Michael Fassbender. Interestingly enough, Fassbender plays a robot who seduces Fassbender (yup) in the latest “Alien” flick. I miss Sigourney Weaver. #byeweekblurbs”
Yahoo Sports: 26 (Last week: 25)
“The Bears have a fairly favorable schedule the rest of the way, including home games against the aforementioned 49ers and Browns. They’re not good enough to get into the playoff race, but they should end with a record that engenders more optimism heading into next season.”
USA Today: 19 (Last week: 23)
“Aside from Week 12 date at Philadelphia, second-half schedule appears quite manageable. Might these cubbies have a wild-card run in them?”
CBS Sports: 28 (Last week: 25)
“They come out of their bye with a home game against the Packers. The rest of this season is about the growth of Mitchell Trubisky.”
Walter Football: 19 (Last week: 22)
“So, uhh, I may have cursed the Texans…
Anyone else think that if the Bears could redo the 2017 NFL Draft, they’d take Deshaun Watson over Mitchell Trubisky? Just a hunch.
I wrote that last week, and now Watson is hurt. Because of that injury, maybe some crazy Chicago fans would actually argue Trubisky over Watson.”
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