Another week and another loss by the John Fox led Chicago Bears. This latest losing streak is up to four games and it matches the four game skid the Bears had to end the 2016 season. For those keeping score at home, this is the seventh streak of three or more losses since Fox took over.
But no worries.
The Bears will just keep on doing the same old thing. Year after year.
Let’s take a peek around the internet to see how the experts are ranking the 3-8 Bears this week.
SB Nation has their “hope” rankings that “aren’t your average power rankings and are instead an attempt to measure the current state of mind — or ‘hope’ — for each team and fan base,” and they have the Bears down to 29th after being 26th last week.
NFL.com has the Bears at #26, down six spots.
This space has defended the Bears and their poor record just about every week ... Well, that's a little tough this time around. Sure, those were the one-loss Eagles out on the field Sunday. Chicago has not graduated to that level. Maybe Mitch Trubisky pulls a Wentz next season. That aside, the Bears got absolutely throttled. By every measure. They got outscored 31-3. Outrushed 176-6. Out-time of possessed, 37 minutes to 23. Time of possessed -- sounds like a Rob Zombie flick. Fitting. That was a horror show from John Fox's team.
ESPN has the Bears down one, to 26th.
Luck or skill? The Bears have forced 14 fumbles on defense and recovered 11 of them, tied for most in the NFL. The rate of recovery (79 percent) is best in the NFL. Probably luck -- but hey, it doesn't change that the Bears still rate well in the stat.
CBS Sports has the Bears staying at 29.
With a rookie quarterback, it's all about next year anyway. That means taking lumps like they did against the Eagles.
Yahoo sports has it like this.
28. Chicago Bears (3-8, LW: 26)
If the Bears don’t go 4-1 the rest of the way, John Fox is on his way to a third straight 10-loss season. Most coaches don’t even get a chance for three straight double-digit loss seasons, much less a shot at four. A change would probably be for the best anyway. The Bears need a coaching staff that is better equipped to handle Mitch Trubisky’s development.
According to the Washington Post, the Bears are still 27th.
There reportedly was the stench of rotting fish Monday at Halas Hall, supposedly from a batch of sushi gone bad. Insert your own joke here.
The USA Today has the Bears down 4 sports to 28th.
They gained all of 140 yards Sunday. Chicago must find Mitchell Trubisky his version of Sean McVay in the offseason, whether at head coach or OC.
And that’s about enough of that...