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NFL Week 8 Power Rankings: Focus On The Chicago Bears

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 23:  Linebacker Clay Matthews #52 and Cullen Jenkins #77 of the Green Bay Packers sack quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears in the first half of the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field on January 23, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Rob BeloteSenior Analyst IOctober 20, 2016

Over at my site——I do a weekly power ranking of all 32 NFL teams.  It's a hugely subjective process in which I try to account for a team's strength of schedule, margin of victory, good wins and bad losses.

Where do the Chicago Bears currently rank?

Three weeks ago Chicago was in my Top 10 list, but since then they've all but imploded.

First they hosted Seattle and lost to the Seahawks by three points.

How do they follow that up?  They do essentially the same thing when the Washington Redskins come to town, and in the process they matched a record for the most interceptions by a single player... though they were on the wrong side of history on that one, since DeAngelo Hall plays for the Redskins.

The Windy City fans can't be happy with the way their team is playing right now, with Jay Cutler getting thrown all over the place, throwing the ball often with seemingly little regard to which team's player has the best chance of catching the pass.

How far have the Bears fallen in my Power Rankings?  Are they still in the top half of the league? 

For the complete rankings and analysis, check out the article on my website,!  Unlike Power Rankings you see elsewhere, your comments could help persuade me to rank your team better after Week 8!

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