NFL Power Rankings 2020: Bears still in Top 15
|Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:27 AM- -|
Another week has now come and gone in the NFL as we are nearing the halfway point. There have been injuries, comebacks, no fans (at least in most stadiums), and tons of fun in this crazy 2020 season.
We at ChicagoBearsHQ would love to deliver our Week 8 NFL Power Rankings after a fun and wild week 7. We decided to explain the top 15.
1. Steelers 6-0 - Another win for the Steelers against an extremely talented Titans team leaves Pittsburgh as the only undefeated team left. I think the Steelers are the most complete team and roster in the league, and they have another chance to prove it this week against Baltimore.
2. Chiefs 6-1 - The reigning Super Bowl champions have been dethroned from the top spot in our rankings. A lackluster performance that still saw the Chiefs score 32 points resulted in the Cheifs’ first loss since last season. A big bounce-back win against the Bills and domination against the Broncos gets the Chiefs comfortable at two.
3. Seahawks 5-1 - Russell Willson and the Seahawks have lost their first game of the year. Wilson has solidified himself as an MVP candidate with 22 touchdowns through six weeks, and the offense looks explosive through the first six weeks, but their lack of defense was exposed by the Cardinals, and the Seahawks are perfect no more.
4. Ravens 5-1- The revenge tour is underway for Baltimore. Baltimore sits at 5-1 after a nice win over the Eagles on Sunday and a bye week. Lamar is back to using his legs, the defense looks scary, and the rest of the league should keep an eye on B-More as they host the Steelers this week.
5. Titans 5-1 - A year after making the AFC Championship, the Titans look poised to take advantage of a division that has lacked a true contender. Tennessee retained Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry, which was their bread and butter down the stretch. After being down early against Pittsburgh, the Titans fought back and missed a field goal late to lose, but they fought. Tennessee stays a top-five team for me.
6. Buccaneers 5-2 - A team with tons of expectations showed why again this week. With all of the weapons this team has, they were able to claim the lead in the NFC South with a dominant defensive win. The Bucs have stuck it to the Packers and Raiders since losing to the Bears; this team may be the cream of the crop in the NFC.
7. Packers 5-1 - The Packers quietly went 13-3 last season and started year 2 of the Matt Lafleur era with a bang and a 5-1 record to show for it. Rodgers and the Packers had put up 30 or more points four games in a row before playing the Buccaneers, but the Bucs blew them out. The Packers' unstoppable offense looked terrible last week, but they got back on track this week against Houston.
8. Saints 4-2 - After losing in the postseason in heartbreaking fashion three years in a row, Drew Brees resigned with one goal in mind: a Lombardi Trophy. Despite lacking health, the Saints have rattled off three wins in a row and are looking to continue to build and get healthy in a tough NFC South.
9. Bills 5-2 - The AFC East is finally for the taking, and the Bills look primed to take it. The Bills lost to the Titans and Chiefs and desperately needed a win, and they got one against the Jets. Punching the ball in the end zone remained an issue for the Bills, but a win is a win. They have a chance to take a firm grasp of the AFC East with a win over New England this week.
10. Cardinals 5-2 - The Cardinals are back in our top 10 after a huge showing on Monday Night against the Cowboys and an upset of the Seahawks this Sunday Night. Kyler Murray was slinging the ball and running all over the place. Keep an eye on the Cardinals as the year continues.
11. Rams 5-2 - In a year where the Rams were expected to take a step back after losing many pieces after last year, the Rams have turned heads in six weeks. The Rams have swept the NFC EAST and lost to the Bills and now 49ers so far, and after whooping the Bears, the Rams have solidified themselves as a contender in the NFC.
12. Colts 4-2 - The Colts were in our initial top 15 heading into the year, but a loss at the hands of the Jaguars dropped them out of it. The Colts have been up and down this year. They have had strong wins against the Bears and Vikings but bad losses against the Jaguars and Browns. Last week, a come from behind win over the Bengals is enough to raise the Colts to 12. The Colts come off the bye this week against the Lions.
13. Browns 5-2 - The Browns’ now sit at 5-2 after a great come from behind win over the Bengals. The Ravens and Steelers have beat up on them, but the Browns have looked good against anybody else. The Browns lost Odell Beckham Jr. for the year, but a strong 5-2 record keeps Cleveland in our top 15.
14. 49ers 4-3 - Despite being depleted on both offense and defense, the 49ers have strung together a few impressive wins in a row. The 9ers have now beat the Rams and Patriots in dominating fashion over the last few weeks and are still very much in a loaded NFC West.
15. Bears 5-1 - The Bears fall to 15 after an embarrassing showing against the Rams on Monday Night. The offense looks terrible for Chicago, and the defense has been keeping them in games, but the road does not get easier from here.
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