Not that this is unexpected, but ESPN released their Power Rankings today and the Bears clock in at the #25 spot.
The Bears are hoping Kyle Orton or Rex Grossman will emerge as a viable quarterback, but their histories suggest otherwise. It's a big risk to take. As with the Lions, the defense will have to take control.
There are a few odd things about the list, namely the Giants at 6 and the Packers at 8, but at least we rank higher than the Lions at 29.
The Vikings fell in at #11.