Chicago Bears: Did the switch to Nick Foles affect the NFL Power rankings?

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Chicago Bears NFL ranking – 16

Could these NFL rankings be any worse? I know, I know…16th is not that far off from 14th and I claimed that ranking was solid when it came to the ESPN ranking. Once again this is the lowest of the three rankings, and once again this is not my biggest gripe.

Maybe the problem is with me and not so much the NFL power rankings. I sound like a jealous ex as this is the second week in a row I am declaring my frustration with the Browns still ranked higher than the Chicago Bears. Last week the Browns moved up eight spots and now they moved up another two to spots to 17. What is it with the NFL loving the Browns so much? I just do not see how the Browns are ranked even one spot higher than the Bears.

What might be even worse is how high the Indianapolis Colts are on these rankings. The Colts moved up five spots for beating the New York Jets. Yep, the J. E. T. S…Jets, Jets, Jets. The Colts are ranked number one in defensive DVOA, but that could have something to do with the fact they played the Jaguars, Vikings and Jets to start the season. The Jaguars are actually efficient on offense and the one team that beat the Colts. The other two are near the bottom of the league.

The Chicago Bears are also in the bottom part of the league in offensive efficiency, but the hope is that Nick Foles will spark the offense in a way he did last week versus the Falcons. The offense had a chance to score five touchdowns last game if not for a dropped pass and an awful overturned call by the refs. Can he do the same for the Bears against the Colts?