Bears Climb Six Spots to #7 in ESPN's Week 2 Power Rankings


The Bears moved up six spots in ESPN’s Week 2 Power Rankings, climbing from #13 in Week 1 to #7 to start Week 2.

 

Here’s ESPN’s little capsule on the Bears:

 

Jay Cutler quickly got over playoff controversy with 300-plus yards, two TDs and a big win over Atlanta. (Walker)

I get the sense that we’re going to be swimming upstream on this Cutler thing all season, at least from a national media point of view, so you might as well get used to it.

The Bears will face the team ranked one spot ahead of them, the sixth ranked New Orleans Saints in the Superdome this Sunday.   The Saints are the highest ranked 0-1 team on the charts on the heels of their shootout loss to the #1 ranked Green Bay Packers.

What do you think?  Are the Bears ranked appropriately?  Should they be ranked behind an 0-1 team?  Should the division rival Lions(#12) be ranked higher after a road win compared to  the 0-1 Falcons, who tumbled 5 spots to #11 after losing to the Beloved?

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  • Doshi

    Not only are they ranked appropriately, but I seriously hope that this is the highest they’re ranked by any media outlet for the entire year. Lovie Smith’s teams have proven in the past that they play best when they play pissed. If they’re not in the top 5, and they feel that they are a top 5 team, then they just play better. Also, if the Slack is ahead of the Bears all season, that’s another motivating factor to make them play great.

    BTW, along with the Slack at #1, the Kittens at 14, and the Queen at 24, there is nothing that I don’t love about this power ranking list. The NFC North has put the entire NFL on notice. I would not be surprised to see this division go 30-10 against teams NOT from the division. All 4 teams are decent at worst, and two are elite at best. I also would not be surprised to see 3 teams from the North in the playoffs this season. It’s gonna be a good one ^_^

  • Doshi

    Not only are they ranked appropriately, but I seriously hope that this is the highest they’re ranked by any media outlet for the entire year. Lovie Smith’s teams have proven in the past that they play best when they play pissed. If they’re not in the top 5, and they feel that they are a top 5 team, then they just play better. Also, if the Slack is ahead of the Bears all season, that’s another motivating factor to make them play great.

    BTW, along with the Slack at #1, the Kittens at 14, and the Queen at 24, there is nothing that I don’t love about this power ranking list. The NFC North has put the entire NFL on notice. I would not be surprised to see this division go 30-10 against teams NOT from the division. All 4 teams are decent at worst, and two are elite at best. I also would not be surprised to see 3 teams from the North in the playoffs this season. It’s gonna be a good one ^_^