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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Chicago Bears

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:

Below you will find a Week 18 roundup for the Bears in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 25

New Year's resolution: Score more

Sometimes, New Year's resolutions aren't complicated. Lose weight. Be nicer. Read more books. Or in Chicago's case, score more points. The Bears are in an endless cycle of anemic offense, including this season, when they've averaged only 18 points per game. Will a new coach help? Perhaps, but they've tried that route before. Is rookie Justin Fields even the answer? Again, perhaps, but without proper schemes and coaching, it's hard to tell. That's why the Bears are in need of some divine intervention. Nothing else has worked, so maybe a simple New Year's resolution is the way to go. Declare it to be so, and perhaps the points will come. Then again, Bears fans have tried that route, too. Prayer hasn't worked much, so on second thought, let's just get that new head coach. -- Jesse Rogers

NFL.com -- Rank: 23

The Bears are headed toward wholesale changes, but Matt Nagy has his team playing hard in what are almost certainly his final weeks on Chicago's sideline. The defense balled out in a 29-3 win over the hapless Giants, and the star -- once again -- was Robert Quinn. With his 18th sack, the veteran pass rusher broke Hall of Famer Richard Dent's franchise single-season mark (17.5). The record-breaker also put Quinn over 100 sacks for his career -- not bad for a guy who managed just two sacks in his disappointing 2020 debut with Chicago.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 27

The Bears impressed in beating the Giants, but it's too little for Matt Nagy. He is almost certainly gone after the season.

USA Today -- Rank: 23

Maybe Matt Nagy should have followed his offseason instincts and stuck with a veteran quarterback in 2021 after all.

The Athletic -- Rank: 26

Future MVP: Justin Fields. At least it better be, for the sake of the new head coach.

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