Saturday, November 20, 2021

Chicago Bears Week 11 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2021 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: 26.4 (27th)
  • Best ranking: 25 (
  • Worst ranking: 28 (CBS Sports)

Below you will find a Week 11 roundup for the Bears in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 26

Most important remaining game: Sunday vs. Ravens

This Sunday's game amounts to a last stand for the Bears. You can forget about any late-season, miraculous playoff run if the Bears lose to Baltimore. Everything is on the line for Chicago, including the fate of embattled coach Matt Nagy, who can't afford many more losses on his résumé if he wants to keep his current job. The entire Bears organization is backed up against a wall. This weekend's matchup versus the Ravens could determine many things. -- Jeff Dickerson -- Rank: 25

The Bears have disappointed on defense after a fast start, but the news isn't all bad. The team continues to receive superstar play from Roquan Smith, who has fully entrenched himself as one of the best off-ball linebackers in football. Smith was an absolute menace against the Steelers before the bye, recording 12 tackles and one sack in the narrow loss at Heinz Field. He had 93 tackles through Week 9, tied with Seahawks star Bobby Wagner for the most in the NFL. Khalil Mack has been the face of the Bears' defense for several years, but he's no longer the team's best player on that side of the ball.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 28

They come off the bye with a tough home game against a Ravens team that will be rested, having played last Thursday. The rest of the season is all about the growth of Justin Fields.

USA Today -- Rank: 27

QB Justin Fields seems to be figuring things out. Now it's time to figure out his supporting cast, which doesn't include one player with 500 yards from scrimmage.

The Athletic -- Rank: 26

Steal a player: Trent Williams, 49ers offensive tackle

This move, like everything else that's going on in Chicago this year and into the foreseeable future, is about Justin Fields. Williams has been the player everyone expected him to be when Washington made him the No. 4 pick in 2010. He's a franchise tackle now for the 49ers and the type of player who would be a comfort for a rookie quarterback who has been sacked an average of 3.9 times per game in his seven NFL starts.

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