Latest NFL Power Rankings prove the jump that the Chicago Bears have to make

Chicago Bears v Green Bay Packers
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There is no doubt that the Chicago Bears were one of the most aggressive teams to improve their roster this offseason.

The big change for the Bears was at the quarterback position, as they swapped out Justin Fields for Caleb Williams. The team also added D'Andre Swift, Keenan Allen, Rome Odunze, and Gerald Everett to an offense that was in dire need of more playmakers.

The improvements that the Bears have made on offense along with a defense that trended toward the top of the NFL by the end of the 2023 season has many thinking that pressure is on the team make the playoffs in 2024.

The problem with that thinking is even with the improvements that the Bears have made this offseason, from an overall roster perspective, they still have work to do in the NFC North.

Ian Valentino of The 33rd Team recently ranked the NFL's Top 10 rosters, and among the teams he listed were the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers.


The Detroit Lions are breaking in many young players to their defense, but the upside is really high for Dan Campbell's Lions. Their maligned defense finished 13th in defensive DVOA in 2023 despite playing with a cornerback room that was overhauled this offseason.

-The 33rd Team

There is no question that the Lions are entering the 2024 season with the idea that they are a legitimate threat to make the Super Bowl. Outside of the San Francisco 49ers, an argument could be made that the Lions have the best-constructed roster in the NFL. The Bears are not at this level, in part, because of the questions that they still have on both the offensive and defensive lines.


The Green Bay Packers' hot streak during the season's final eight weeks parlayed into an impressive set of playoff performances. Few would've expected the Packers to hit a rapid developmental burst in the middle of the season, but Jordan Love clearly ascended into a very good player.

-The 33rd Team

Putting the Packers as one of the best-constructed rosters in the NFL is putting a lot on the shoulders of second-year starting quarterback Jordan Love. There is no doubt that Love impressed during his first season as the Packers' starting quarterback but he will need to repeat that peformance to prove that Green Bay is still near the top of the NFC North. Love carries this ranking for the Packers and if he faces a sophomore, the Bears could could leapfrog their hated rival.