Saturday, December 12, 2020

Chicago Bears Week 14 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: 23.6 (23rd)
  • Best ranking: 21st (ESPN)
  • Worst ranking: 29th (

Below you will find a Week 14 roundup for the Bears in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 24

Best-case scenario: The NFL cancels the rest of their games so Bears fans don't have to waste three-plus hours on this team anymore. Chicago had a 30-20 lead at the Detroit 49 with 5:30 left. Mitchell Trubisky took a sack on third down and they punted. The defense then gave up a 96-yard touchdown drive that took just 2:15 off the clock. Trubisky fumbled on the next third down with 1:54 left. The Lions scored another touchdown to take the lead. Chicago drove to the Detroit 24 and faced a third-and-5. Allen Robinson caught a pass but failed to realize where the first down was and went out of bounds a yard short. David Montgomery was then stuffed on fourth-and-1, and that was it. This team brings nothing but pain to its fan base. It's time to look ahead to 2021.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 26

They have lost six straight games, which means the end could be coming for Matt Nagy. It's hard to believe they were once 5-1.

USA Today -- Rank: 25

First six-game losing streak since 2002 ... and slide seems very likely to reach eight prior to Week 16 visit to Jacksonville.

ESPN -- Rank: 21

Person with most at stake: Head coach Matt Nagy

Nagy -- named NFL Coach of Year just two short seasons ago -- is fighting for his job with four games left to play. The Bears, losers of six straight, have plummeted out of the NFC playoff picture after beginning the year 5-1. Chicago's offense performed better in last Sunday's heartbreaking loss to the Lions, but overall, it has again proved to be a major disappointment. Nagy's inability to develop Mitchell Trubisky into a franchise quarterback -- coupled with the mediocre play of veteran Nick Foles (Nagy's preferred QB) -- puts the 42-year-old coach squarely on the hot seat, along with general manager Ryan Pace. -- Jeff Dickerson -- Rank: 29

Matt Nagy told reporters on Monday he hasn't "had any of those discussions" with ownership about his job status, but there's no doubt he's feeling the heat now. The Bears have followed a 5-1 start with six consecutive losses, the most recent setback being a grisly 34-30 loss to the Lions on Sunday that badly diminished the team's playoff chances. A late fumble by Mitch Trubisky was a killer, but whatever happened to the Chicago defense that was supposed to anchor this team? Matthew Stafford passed for more than 400 yards as Detroit wiped out a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter. A miracle finish might be the only thing that saves this regime from the wrecking ball come January.

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