Thursday, November 11, 2021

Chicago Bears Week 10 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: 24.4 (T-24th)
  • Best ranking: 23rd (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 26th (CBS Sports)

Below you will find a Week 10 roundup for the Bears in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 25

Bold second-half prediction: QB Justin Fields will pass for 300-plus yards in three games.

Fact, the Bears have one of the worst passing attacks in the NFL. However, I suspect Fields is about to begin throwing the ball with greater efficiency. The rookie is steadily improving each week, and is getting a better feel for the weapons he has on offense. Look for Fields to end the year on a high note, even if the Bears struggle to make the playoffs. -- Jeff Dickerson -- Rank: 23

The outcome was disappointing, but there were still plenty of positives to take out of Monday's 29-27 loss to the Steelers. Matt Nagy's team kept its composure in a raucous road environment and continued to battle on a night when it felt like every call from officials went against them. Then there was the late go-ahead drive engineered by Justin Fields: A seven-play, 75-yard march that featured a 39-yard completion to Allen Robinson and a gorgeous touchdown pass to Darnell Mooney. Sean Desai's defense was a discombobulated mess in the final Steelers drive that cost Chicago the game, but Fields' heady performance was another indication the Bears finally have a young quarterback they can build around.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 26

They lost to the Steelers, but the good news is Justin Fields played well in the second half. He did some really good things.

USA Today -- Rank: 25

They largely outplayed Pittsburgh on Monday night, QB Justin Fields finally striking downfield effectively. Shame about those dozen flags against Chicago, though.

The Athletic -- Rank: 23

Are they good? Not yet. Would we be having a different conversation if the Bears had completed the comeback and held on to beat the Steelers on "Monday Night Football"? If there hadn't been that awful taunting penalty called on Cassius Marsh that handed the Steelers three points? Maybe. But probably not. There have been encouraging signs in recent weeks from Justin Fields, and his deep sideline throw to Allen Robinson is the type of play that will keep Bears fans going through another rough fall. But let's not confuse glimmers of hope with quality now.

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