Bears NFL power rankings round-up going into Week 4




 

After a Week 3 win against the Houston Texans, the Chicago Bears trended up in the power rankings. The rushing attack and defense have looked solid in Chicago's two wins - the passing attack has been a different story.

Despite Justin Fields' struggling play through three weeks, the Bears are 2-1. If he can produce at a higher level, this team has the potential to hold their own against good teams.

Here's where the Bears stand in the Week 4 power rankings:

ESPN

 

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Current Ranking: 22nd

Last Week's Ranking: 28th

Author: Courtney Cronin

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The passing game has struggled for the Bears. So far, Fields hasn't progressed as a passer as many hoped going into Year 2. It's early, but the concerns are there. The good news is this defense looks solid and the run game will keep Chicago in many games this season. If it comes down to Fields in the fourth quarter to win games, so far, the confidence isn't there. That can all change with a few solid performances going forward.

Pro Football Talk

 

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Current Ranking: 22nd

Last Week's Ranking: 28th

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Running the football and playing well on defense wins ball games - and ugly wins count. The Bears are winning ugly, but those wins add up. As Nick Foles once said, "We'd rather win ugly than lose pretty." I'm sure everyone in Chicago is happy with this team starting 2-1 after three games.

Bleacher Report

 

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Current Ranking: 23rd

Last Week's Ranking: 29th

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Fields has struggled, and he knows it. He has a hard work ethic and is willing to admit his struggles. Sports fans have a short memory, if he can turn things around this season, everyone will forget his early struggles. If he continues to struggle, they'll continue to lose faith. Chicago has two wins, both teams have losing records. It's hard to tell where this team is.

CBS Sports

 

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Current Ranking: 24th

Last Week's Ranking: 28th

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Are the Bears for real? Without a passing attack, no, but this team is rebuilding. If Fields can progress throughout the season, the future is bright. If he doesn't, this team is going to have more problems this offseason than expected. Still, the offense deserves credit, they've been more successful than many fans expected. Even if they can't throw the ball down the field.

NFL.com

 

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Current Ranking: 27th

Last Week's Ranking: 30th

Author: Dan Hanzus

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The passing attempts increased for Fields, but the production did not. For the second time this season, Fields threw for under 50% completion. That is unacceptable. He gets a pass for Week 1's poor completion percentage due to how poor the conditions were. This week, no excuses for Fields. Along with the low completion percentage, the poor decisions in the air to throw two interceptions could have cost Chicago the game. If they didn't have such a strong rushing attack, it could have been over early.

The Score

 

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Current Ranking: 28th

Last Week's Ranking: 31st

Author: The Score Staff

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The Bears are 2-1 but need to improve their passing attack. Everyone at Halas Hall knows that, including the one who is struggling. Chicago is winning games ugly, running the ball well, and playing solid defense. If a passing attack can join that, they're going to be a lot better than we all thought.

Story originally appeared on Bears Wire

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