The Bears got clipped by a bad San Francisco team on the leg of five Robbie Gould field goals. With that, here are the Week 14 NFL power rankings from various media outlets around the web.
ESPN: 29 (Last week: 26)
“Mitchell Trubisky doesn’t have much help around him, so the fact that he ranks last in Total QBR shouldn’t be too alarming. He’s averaging 154.6 passing yards and has thrown just five touchdowns in eight games.”
NFL.com: 26 (Last week: 25)
“Not a wonderful day for John Fox and Co., who lost a challenge, lost on third downs, lost the quarterback battle, lost the total yardage battle (by a huge margin) and, ultimately, lost a winnable game. The Bears gained 147 yards of offense against San Francisco, a paltry total for even an offensively challenged team, which Chicago certainly is. Much like Week 12 in Philadelphia, the defense was asked to be on the field far too much. Had Chicago been playing Carson Wentz and the Eagles again instead of a quarterback making his first start for the Niners, the outcome would have been of the blowout variety once more. The worst battle to lose: Watching your former kicker, who didn’t want to leave Chicago, win the game for the other sideline.”
Yahoo Sports: 28 (Last week: 28)
“Jordan Howard seems to be running out of steam. His last two games: 20 carries for 44 yards. That might be the product of facing too many stacked boxes because the Bears’ passing offense isn’t threatening anyone.”
USA Today: 29 (Last week: 28)
“He’s lacking downfield weapons, but can we at least take one training wheel off Mitch Trubisky, who’s averaging 155 pass yards per game?”
CBS Sports: 30 (Last week: 29)
“Bears It’s looking more and more like a new coach is coming next season. There are some good things to build upon for next year.”
Pro Football Talk: 28 (Last week: 27)
“Four years ago, John Fox was taking a team to the Super Bowl.”
Walter Football: 23 (Last week: 19)
“The Bears have dropped three in a row, but they were without Danny Trevathan for the trio of contests. Trevathan is not only the heart and soul of Chicago’s defense, but he also happens to be the brains of the operation. The Bears frequently blow coverages with Trevathan being out of the lineup, so their defense will see a huge improvement once the star linebacker returns to the field.”
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