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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 13 roundup for the Bears in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 27

As you can see, my confidence rating for the Bears is rather low. The Bears are 4-7 and mathematically still alive for the playoffs, but they rank 14th out of 16 NFC teams when you factor in tiebreakers. I would give the Bears a slight bump whenever they won, but based on the quality of opponent (or lack thereof), the Bears never received a high number on the weekly confidence ratings. Am I supposed to throw a parade for the Bears barely beating winless Detroit? -- Jeff Dickerson

NFL.com -- Rank: 27

Imagine Matt Nagy's relief when it was the head coach on the other sideline catching all the heat on Thanksgiving in Detroit. The Lions kicked away another chance at victory by calling back-to-back timeouts in the final minute, a mental miscue that helped the Bears escape with a 16-14 win. It was a week that began with a refuted report that Nagy was coaching for his job in Week 12. Nagy is still here, and it's likely he will be for the balance of another lost season in Chicago. But the clock is ticking, and it hangs over everything this team will do between now and January.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 29

Andy Dalton looked good in leading them to a victory, but the wise move would be to go back to Justin Fields. He is the future.

USA Today -- Rank: 28

Tough break for Matt Nagy, who apparently won't get to enjoy his Holidays and has to coach this team for six more weeks.

The Athletic -- Rank: 27

Problem Area: Coaching drama. The Thanksgiving win in Detroit might have quashed the national conversation about Matt Nagy's job status for a week, but it would be naive to think that's the last we'll hear about it, especially with Arizona, Green Bay and Minnesota on the schedule in the next three weeks. If things go poorly against the Cardinals and Packers, we can only imagine what the crowd will sound like at Soldier Field in a prime-time game in Week 15. Everything that happens for the rest of the season should be viewed through the lens of what it means for the Bears' future -- one that likely doesn't include Nagy.

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