Friday, October 16, 2020

Chicago Bears Week 6 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Chicago Bears rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 13.8 (14th)
  • Best ranking: 9th (CBS Sports)
  • Worst ranking: 17th (The Athletic)

Below you will find a Week 6 roundup for the Bears in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 17

Nick Foles has thrown 27 touchdowns and two interceptions in a season. Foles has thrown seven touchdowns in a game. And he won a Super Bowl MVP after delivering one of the greatest championship performances in NFL history. Foles has also been on five different teams, and he's only 31 years old. He'll miss some throws so badly that they'll make you cackle while watching from your couch. He's the most high-variance quarterback I've ever seen, and the Bears' win over the Bucs last week offered the entire Foles experience in one game -- really in one half. The bad news for Chicago: They are one of the worst 4-1 teams of all-time. The good news: Over 77 percent of the teams that have started 4-1 over the last 10 seasons have made the playoffs. And this year, there's an extra wild-card berth in each conference.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 9

They are 4-1. Nobody can take that away from them, even if it hasn't always been pretty. Beating Tampa Bay was a nice victory.

USA Today -- Rank: 14

One of Week 5's best images was Tom Brady looking up from the turf with that "You again?" expression upon realizing Khalil Mack had bagged him yet again.

ESPN -- Rank: 13

Biggest weakness: Rushing offense

The Bears have yet to establish a consistent rushing attack under coach Matt Nagy, who doubles as the offensive playcaller. The Bears enter Week 6 ranked 26th in total rushing yards (477) and dead last in rushing touchdowns (one). For his part, Nagy is eternally optimistic about the prospects of running the football effectively. "I have a lot of faith in our run game, I really do," Nagy said. "I feel good about that. There is no panic at all. I know for me that part is exciting to figure out ways to get it back on track because that is ultimately going to help our offense." -- Jeff Dickerson -- Rank: 16

"There's something special about this team." That was Bears coach Matt Nagy after his team's 20-19 win over the Bucs on Thursday night, Chicago's third victory this season in which it's overcome a double-digit deficit. I'm not sure these Bears are special -- that's actually one of the last words I'd use to describe them -- but 4-1 is 4-1, and they possess a commendable closer's mentality. While we're tossing out some faint praise, how about some love for Jimmy Graham, who's become something of a punching bag in recent years as his skills have receded from All-Pro levels? His one-handed touchdown catch against the Bucs marked his fourth score in five games, a reminder that he remains a solid red-zone option at age 33.

Previous update: Chicago Bears Week 5 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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