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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Chicago Bears

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:

Below you will find a Week 12 roundup for the Bears in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 22

Be thankful for: Only having to watch this offense for six more weeks. I mean, I guess it's possible that it's more than six weeks if they make the playoffs, but that wold be a good thing too for Bears fans (I think?). This has been an exhausting season for them. Starting with Mitchell Trubisky, then going to Nick Foles and now maybe going back to Trubisky. Matt Nagy handing off play-calling duties. A Week 10 performance that produced 10 first downs and 149 total yards. The Bears are 5-5. Maybe they'll figure some things out down the stretch and get on a roll. But watching them, specifically over the last month, has been a chore.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 23

They come off their bye with a big road game at Green Bay. Did they find any offense during the bye? If not, it's going to be a tough final six games.

USA Today -- Rank: 22

A spiraling team trying to break a four-game skid draws Green Bay while trying to decide between two injured and decidedly average quarterbacks. What could go wrong?

ESPN -- Rank: 16

What they're thankful for: LB Roquan Smith

Smith is playing at an All-Pro level. The inside linebacker leads the NFL with 15 tackles for loss and ranks tied for third with 96 total tackles through Week 11. Smith, 23, arguably has been the best player on Chicago's ferocious defense -- a unit that also features former Pro Bowlers Khalil Mack, Akiem Hicks, Eddie Jackson and Kyle Fuller. The eighth overall pick of the 2018 NFL draft, Smith's upside is enormous. The Bears might perpetually struggle on offense, but the defense should be in good hands with Smith for years to come. -- Jeff Dickerson

NFL.com -- Rank: 26

Matt Nagy has yet to announce a quarterback for Sunday's matchup against the Packers, only saying that a change under center is still "on the table." The translation feels straightforward: Nagy has seen enough of Nick Foles, but he can't pull the trigger on that move until he knows Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) is physically able to return. We're past the point where Trubisky is auditioning for his future in Chicago -- that ship has likely already sailed for the former No. 2 overall pick -- but it makes sense for the Bears to get a younger, more mobile player under center. The alternative of a hobbled, possibly washed Foles isn't much of an option at all.

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