Shocking NFC North Power Rankings based on points scored

How is Justin Fields helping reshape the NFC North this season?

Chicago Bears, Justin Fields
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2. Chicago Bears (115 points scored)

The Bears might be 1-4, but look to be figuring things out, at least on offense. In the past two weeks, the Bears have averaged 34 points per game and are most recently coming off an output of 40 against the Washington Commanders.

Fortunately, this weekend they will get to try and continue that trend against one of the easier passing defenses in the Minnesota Vikings. It could be a perfect opportunity for Fields to keep it going through the air while the Bears hopefully churn out a second victory on the season.

After finishing last season horrifically through the air, the Bears currently rank as the league's 18th passing attack, which is a significant improvement for Fields and company. The third-year pro has looked lights-out over the past two weeks and is not only finding his open receivers on time, but also placing the football right where it needs to be.

On the season, Fields has more touchdown passes than Patrick Mahomes, more passing yards than Justin Herbert and a better rating than Dak Prescott, Joe Burrow and Lamar Jackson. That's not too shabby for a guy labeled a running back.