So Pete Prisco has released what must be the most premature power rankings ever.
The Bears show up at the #5 spot, the first NFC team, which surprises me given the media's love affair with the Saints, Panthers and Cowboys. We fall in behind the Colts, Patriots, Chargers and Broncos.
When you play the style of football they do, the margin for error is small. Everything will have to go right for the Bears to be back in the Super Bowl. That rarely happens.
I am not going to argue or defend the rankings as they are obscenely early, but there you are.