Over at the Mothership, SB Nation, they moved the Chicago Bears up 5 big spots to #15. I think a middle of the road ranking makes sense with a 3-3 record, but let's see where some others have the Bears.
A good win for the Bears in Atlanta where the Falcons play pretty well.
Atlanta has been a historically tough place to win, but when Bears fans take over the Georgia Dome it makes it a bit easier.
Jay Cutler. I hate you. I believed in you against the Carolina Panthers and you choked it like a punk then I fade you against the Atlanta Falcons and you play like Peyton FREAKING Manning. Seriously. I hate you. Stop peeing in my cheerios.
Over at Bleeding Green Nation that have it like so.
15) Chicago Bears (LW: 21) - The Bears rebounded this week with a road win over the Falcons. The Bears have been road warriors this season going 3-1 in away games. They're 0-2 at home.
Yeah, that home record is weird, hopefully they get the "W" at home this week against the Miami Dolphins.
FOX Sports had an interesting take.
Jay Cutler didn't need to take any risks against a Falcons defense that once again generated very little pressure. With time, he can pick apart almost any defense and this was one of his most efficient performances as a Bear. When the Bears control the clock, it hides their defensive deficiencies.
Oh yeah, they had the Bears at 18.
Chicago is also at 18 according to Pro Football Talk.
So much for other teams figuring out Marc Trestman's offense.
Yeah, that Trestman is OK.
Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports has the Bears like this.
15. Bears (21): Nobody can predict when we'll see the good Bears or the bad Bears. However, it was good to see them win on the road this past week without their top four linebackers or their left tackle.
The Bears do need Jermon Bushrod back.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports has the Bears up 4 to 18.
That was an impressive road victory against the Falcons. Jay Cutler came up big.
The Shutdown Corner of Yahoo Sports always has an interesting take.
16. Chicago Bears (3-3, LW: 17)
With all the questions about DeMarco Murray's touches, what about Matt Forte? Forte is on pace for 387 touches. Forte has 46 catches, and Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall have 56 combined. Backup tailback Ka'Deem Carey has 22 touches compared to 145 for Forte. He's carrying an enormous load in the offense. Hard to imagine Forte can keep this pace up.
The difference is Forte has always done the workhorse thing and Murray is just becoming that kind of guy. I would like to see Carey start to sneak into the gameplan a bit more though.
Now it's your turn.
Do you think the Bears are ranked where they should be ranked? And... Do you see them on the upswing or do you predict they'll falter?