Every week we'll peek in around the interwebs to see where the Chicago Bears are ranked in the eyes of the various Power Rankers out there.
If the Chicago Bears are forced to play without starting quarterback Jay Cutler for any length of time, then that preseason ranking of number 32 by the USA Today could be prophetic. The Bears are currently 0-2, with a trip to Seattle to play an angry 0-2 Seahawks team coming up. As of right now, there is no line on the game, but some NFL betting analysts are predicting a double digit spread.
EDIT: The line is hovering around -14.5 for the home team. If I were a betting man, I'd go with Seattle.
Just in case you missed it yesterday, after two weeks the Chicago Bears have highest chance of getting #1 pick in 2016 NFL Draft. I know some of you really don't like mock draft season, but if the Bears continue to be bad, it may start up earlier than ever around here. But don't worry, we'll continue to have plenty of other options to peruse!
But on to the power rankings this week, and as expected the winless Bears are dropping...
32) Chicago Bears (LW: 26) - Chicago got blown out at home and lost Jay Cutler to injury. It didn't take long for things to go south for the Bears.
Revenge of the Birds, the SB Nation site that covers the team that just whipped the Bears' ass, has Chicago in 30th.
31. Chicago Bears (0-2, Previously #28) - Some Bears fans have been calling for the end of Jay Cutler... maybe that glimpse of Jimmy Clausen has them thinking twice. With Cutler this team is pretty bad, without Cutler they are probably the worst team in the league.
Our pals over at the Mile High Report ranks the Bears at 29.
John Fox is quickly learning that Peyton Manning is a winner. Jay Cutler is not. Fox's tenure with the Bears could be in jeopardy by the end of this season if he doesn't right the ship. The Bears are a mess in all three phases of the game. The one positive is that Cutler's only incompletion before injuring his hamstring was that aforementioned pick six. Remember when the Bears had a good defense? Yeah, me neither.
Really? John Fox isn't going anywhere. He knew what he signed on for and that's another rebuild.
The Shutdown Corner of Yahoo Sports has the Bears dropping all the way to...
32. Chicago Bears (0-2, Last week: 28)
Simple question for Bears fans: What about this team gives you any hope moving forward to 2016 and beyond?
Well... Nothing really. All we have is the hope that the Ryan Pace/John Fox duo will find the right pieces to get this team in a position to compete.
Fanspeak has the Bears at 24!
The Bears dropped their 2nd in a row at home and now head to Seattle with Jimmy Clausen as their starter. Jay Cutler will be out at least 2 weeks with injury. The Bears have had back luck with injuries early this season, especially on offense.
That is the high mark for Chicago this week!
Pro Football Talk is another that has Chicago bringing up the rear.
32. Bears (0-2; No. 28): Not that long ago, coach John Fox lost 43-8 to the Seahawks at a neutral site and with a much better team.
To be fair, this isn't the same Seattle team that smacked Peyton Manning and the Broncos around. How's that for a positive spin?
I sense a trend here as NFL.com also has the Bears dead last.
Well, through two games, we know the defense is not up to par. The Bears have allowed 79 points -- 13 more than the next closest team. And now Jay Cutler is hurt, too. So let's throw some positive energy out there. The famous 1985 Chicago outfit gave up 28 in Week 1 and 24 in Week 3, and that squad turned it around. Just saying. Of course, that linebacking corps was much better than this one (as was the rest of the defense). Power Rankings trivia: Wilber Marshall and Mike Singletary are the two most famous LBs on that team. Who was the other guy?
I know, I know!!!
Add ESPN to the list of experts that have the Bears at 32.
The Bears' defense is picking up where it left off. Chicago has allowed the most points in the NFL this season after allowing the most points from 2013-14.
If the Bears aren't ranked 32nd by every power ranker next week, I will be very surprised.
I may need to find someone else to run through the list next week, this is depressing...