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:
- Average ranking: 21.6 (21st)
- Best ranking: 17th (CBS Sports)
- Worst ranking: 26th (NFL.com)
Below you will find a Week 15 roundup for the Bears in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 21
They sent their first-round pick to the Raiders as part of the Khalil Mack trade. Chicago's first pick in 2020 was tight end Cole Kmet at No. 43 overall. He has 17 catches for 172 yards on the season. With their win over the Texans, the Bears are one game out of the final wild-card spot.
CBS Sports -- Rank: 17
Mitch Trubisky has played decent football since coming back from being benched. The Bears are still alive.
USA Today -- Rank: 23
No idea why they don't switch to the Michigan-esque throwbacks full time given Chicago is 3-0 in 1936-era uniforms since reviving them in 2019.
ESPN -- Rank: 21
The disparity between Chicago's offense and defense is huge. The Bears and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky have played much better offensively the past three weeks, but their overall body of work is subpar. The Bears spent most of the season struggling to score points, run the football or convert on third down. Conversely, the defense has been relatively sturdy, led by third-year linebacker Roquan Smith, who has performed at an All-Pro level. Chicago's special teams are better than the rankings indicate. Veteran kicker Cairo Santos has converted 18 consecutive field goal attempts, making him the first Bears kicker to do so since Robbie Gould in 2006, and kickoff returner Cordarrelle Patterson is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. -- Jeff Dickerson
NFL.com -- Rank: 26
Bears fans have no sense of humor left to spare on the subject of Mitchell Trubisky, so we hope you held off on your mocking commentary after Trubisky outplayed draft-mate Deshaun Watson in Chicago's 36-7 win over the Texans on Sunday. Nothing is ever going to change the franchise-altering events of April 27, 2017, but we imagine the last two weeks have been purifying for Trubisky, a man who still aspires to have a successful NFL career even if he knows he'll never fully escape the towering shadows cast by his draftmates. The Bears are headed toward changes, potentially sweeping changes, and Trubisky is essentially in the midst of a month-long audition for the rest of football. So far, so good.
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