Saturday, September 19, 2020

Chicago Bears Week 2 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: 20.8 (22nd)
  • Best ranking: 20th (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 22nd (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 2 roundup for the Bears in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 20

What we learned: Their fans deserve to be happy this week. If its not enough that they get daily reminders about how their organization chose Mitch Trubisky over Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, now there could be a second version of choosing Nick Foles over Cam Newton. But any time you can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, it makes the three-hour viewing experience worth it.

Mitch Trubisky made some nice throws down the stretch, and receivers Anthony Miller and Allen Robinson were terrific. Defensively, Akiem Hicks came up with a big sack late, and Eddie Jackson made a great play that resulted in an interception. Theres no reason to talk about long-term implications after this one. Bears fans deserve to just enjoy the win.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 20

Mitch Trubisky led them to a fourth-quarter comeback against the Lions. Is this the start of him growing as a quarterback?

USA Today -- Rank: 22

What's the debate here? QB Mitchell Trubisky is obviously just as good as Mahomes ... and even better in the fourth quarter! Right?

ESPN -- Rank: 20

Best rookie debut: CB Jaylon Johnson
The rookie out of Utah finished the game with six tackles and several pass breakups, including one on the final play when Johnson knocked the ball away from Lions receiver Marvin Jones Jr. to preserve the Bears' come-from-behind victory. Outside of being run over by Jones during a memorable first-half collision, Johnson had a noteworthy NFL debut. The second-round pick played all 78 snaps on defense and became the first Bears rookie to start Week 1 since Walt Harris in 1996. -- Jeff Dickerson -- Rank: 22

Just when it looked like Mitchell Trubisky was finally about to be run out of town for good, the former No. 2 overall pick came to life and threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter of a stunning comeback win over the Lions. This marked the Bears' first comeback from a deficit of 17-plus points entering the fourth quarter since 1998, according to NFL Research. Did they get a dollop of good fortune in the form of DAndre Swift's hideous drop in the final seconds? Sure, but we're not going to take away anything from the Bears right now. That was a game that showed some guts.

Previous update: Chicago Bears Week 1 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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