The most recent pitiful Chicago Bears' season in now in the home stretch as they crossed the midway point with another loss. We're not at Marc Trestman 2014 levels of sucktitude quite yet, mainly because the locker room hasn't completely fractured, but it's creeping closer to that.
An unprepared team following their bye, a PED violation, another starter lost for the season, "sources" leaking bullshit to reporters, or is it reporters leaking "bullshit" claimed to be from sources?
Either way, the drama surrounding the Bears is starting to gain steam. The only thing that will quell the narrative is a win, but with the 6-3 New York Giants up next, it doesn't look like that will happen.
Here's how a few reputable sites around the interwebs have the Bears ranked. The skinny if from each site unless other wise noted with a "~ Lester" in which case that's me chiming in.
|WCG*||28||26||That craptastic performance by the Bears irritated Ken so much, he had no interest in dropping a blurb about the game. I feel his pain. ~ Lester|
|SB Nation||29||27||I wonder how far they'll drop after getting beat this week! ~ Lester|
|29||29||WR Alshon Jeffery is suspended. The speculation that the Bears will move on from QB Jay Cutler after this season is intensifying. The Bears are headed to the ninth non-playoff season in 10 years. Other than that, everything is great.|
|NFL.com||28||28||How is it that John Fox's group, after pummeling the Vikings and getting rested up on a bye, could look this blahhhhhhdafaafqavaedfvfadevewgqvdfavadf? Jay Cutler was ... was ... was ... wasn't any good, I can tell you that. The defense tried to hang tough in the first half, only to have the offense keep turning it over. By late in the third quarter, it didn't feel like a contest, even if the Bears were within two scores. At least Chicago made up for it by going 2-for-11 on third down. The Bears lost by 26 to a team that allowed 73 points in the prior two weeks. Hey, we don't want to be this way. Here are some Jordan Howard highlights.|
|ESPN||29||29||It was just a matter of time before that Jay Cutler showed up again. Cutler doubled his turnover total this season with three in Week 10, and he also took a safety. Cutler and the Bears, who will be without receiver Alshon Jeffery, play at the Giants this week.|
|CBS Sports||29||29||Jay Cutler had a terrible game against the Bucs, negating what was a good game the last time out. This season is done.|
|USA Today||31||29||After promising return, Jay Cutler cratered. And Kyle Long tore up his ankle. And Alshon Jeffery was suspended. But it can't get worse. Can it?|
|Yahoo||30||29||No Alshon Jeffery for four games. No Kyle Long for the rest of the season. Jay Cutler had a performance that likely ends any small chance of a return in 2017. If it gets really bad the rest of the way, like 2-14 bad, can you bring back John Fox?|
|FOX||29||27||After putting on a show against the Vikings, Jay Cutler regressed to his mistake-prone ways against one of the worst defenses in football. He turned it over four times as the Bears were blown out by Tampa Bay. Now Alshon Jeffery is suspended, Kyle Long is hurt and Jordan Howard is dealing with a potential Achilles' injury. Things are about to get much, much worse for Chicago.|
* The reason Ken's WCG rankings usually drop a day later than most is he actually watches all the games.
What do you guys think about the Bears' ranking this week?