NFL Power Rankings: Where do the Chicago Bears rank?


by - Staff Writer -
Tommy Gilligan - USA Today Sports
Tommy Gilligan - USA Today Sports

After yet another week of the NFL season, we at ChicagoBearsHQ decided it was time to evaluate the NFL and give our power rankings.

We decided to explain just the top half of the rankings:

1. Patriots- The now 7-0 Patriots remain the cream of the crop of the NFL. Their suffocating defense combined with Brady and Bellichick adds up to an almost unbeatable team on any given Sunday.

2. Saints- No Brees. No Problem. The Saints have ridden clever game planning by Sean Payton and some dynamic playmakers to win five straight games with Teddy Bridgewater under center. Their defense has proven it is no joke as well, and Drew Brees will take over the first-place team when he returns.

3. 49ers - it’s time to respect the 6-0 record. Big plays defensively from Richard Sherman and Nick Bosa mixed with a good game plan has made the 49ers unbeatable thus far.

4. Packers- The Packers have won their division games, lost a tough one against the Eagles, and responded by dominating the Cowboys, beating the Lions, and crushing the Raisers. It may not be what the readers like to see, but the Packers look like a top-five team.

5. Ravens- The Ravens sit at 5-2 after seven weeks, coming off an extremely impressive win over the Seahawks. Lamar Jackson looks like an MVP candidate, and the Ravens D is improving weekly.

6. Bills- The Bills are better than you think. The defense is one of the best in the league, and they look like they continue to do enough offensively to get it done. They gave the Patriot’s their hardest test and are keeping pace with them in the AFC East.

7. Seahawks- Russell Wilson looks like an MVP so far, and Pete Carrol is an astute coach. They lost a tough one at home against the Ravens but still are one of the league’s best. Keep an eye on the Seahawks in a very competitive NFC West.

8. Colts- The Colts have looked great against good teams and also lost some games to teams they should beat. But beating the Chiefs on the road and beating the Texans at home is enough to give them a top-ten spot.

9. Cowboys- After winning three games and then losing three, the Cowboys won a telling game over their division rival Eagles. Cowboys roster looks dynamic, and they need to continue to build on it.

10. Chiefs- Don’t fall off the Chiefs’ bandwagon after losing a tough game in primetime. They need to get healthy and will continue to be a heavyweight in the AFC.

11. Panthers- Just like the team leading the NFC South, the Panthers have thrived without their franchise quarterback Cam Newton. Kyle Allen has stepped in and delivered four straight wins, all while Christian McCaffrey’s historic start has fueled the Panthers’ offense.

12. Vikings- The Vikings have looked good against bad teams, but looked terrible in division games against the Packers and Bears. They have finally put it all together in their last few games but need to continue to beat good teams.

13. Texans- The Texans went into Kansas City and beat the Chiefs, but then lost a divisional battle with the Colts. They, without a doubt, have a big-time offense and contending roster, they need to put it together.

14. Eagles- Roster wise the Eagles can compete for a Super Bowl, not to mention the Eagles beat the Packers in Green Bay and throttled the Jets.

15. Rams- Rams won their first three, lost the next three, and just won their seventh game of the year. The nest few weeks will be huge in defining their season. Despite their inconsistency, they still have a Super Bowl caliber roster. Keep an eye on the Rams.

16. Bears- The defense is still near the tops on the NFL. The Bears have been disappointing all year long on the offensive side. The Bears have a difficult road ahead as they attempt to get back into the playoff picture.

The best of the rest (17-32):

17. Cardinals

18. Lions

19. Browns

20. Buccaneers

21. Titans

22. Chargers

23. Jaguars

24. Raiders

25. Steelers

26. Giants

27. Broncos

28. Falcons

29. Jets

30. Redskins

31. Bengals

32. Dolphins

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