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

ESPN -- Rank: 28

The lack of talent surrounding Justin Fields -- from the offensive line to the receivers -- is why Chicago's offense ranks 29th in scoring, 31st in yards and dead last in passing. Fields' rookie season puts his development into question and points to where the Bears need to focus their efforts in the draft to support him. It's obvious Chicago's window to win with its defense has all but closed, and the once-vaunted unit has been marred with injuries, from Khalil Mack to Danny Trevathan. But hey, at least the Bears' return teams have kept things exciting. In a Week 14 loss, Jakeem Grant Sr. had a 97-yard punt return for a touchdown -- the first such return for a score in the NFL this season. -- Courtney Cronin

NFL.com -- Rank: 26

The internet had its fun on Sunday night with Matt Nagy, whose comment to an NBC sideline reporter at halftime -- "I'm having so much fun" -- set the table for thousands of windmill Twitter dunks upon the beleaguered head coach as the Packers ran away with another win in the second half. It's an in-game quote you only get from a guy who knows he's a goner: He reached the position of head coach of the Chicago Bears, and, on this night, his team was going punch-for-punch with a mighty division rival. Nagy was trying to enjoy this moment in the big chair because he seems to know it won't be his for too much longer. As former Colts coach Chuck Pagano once said: "They can fire you, but they can't eat you." Nagy has reached the stage of acceptance.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 28

It's going to be a non-playoff season, which means it's likely the end for Matt Nagy. At least they have a young quarterback to build around in Justin Fields.

USA Today -- Rank: 28

Though coach Matt Nagy certainly appears like a dead man walking, this will be the first season he finishes with a losing record.

The Athletic -- Rank: 26

Worst-case scenario: With Justin Fields sidelined with another minor injury after Week 15, the Bears turn back to Andy Dalton for the final three games of the season. And Dalton lights it up: The Bears score 35, 28 and 42 points in their last three games, as Matt Nagy discovers lost pages from his old Chiefs playbook hidden under the passenger seat of his car. The McCaskeys call up their co-owner, Aaron Rodgers, who convinces them to sign Nagy to a new four-year contract. Meanwhile, the Bears' Twitter account resurfaces an old tweet, declaring Dalton QB1 for 2022.

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