Chicago Bears: Week 5 NFL Power Rankings (#6)

Record: 3-1

Last week: 6 (+0)

This team really reminds me of the 2010 version. In 2010, they won 11 games and got a first round bye, but you never really felt like you could trust them to go all the way and win the Super Bowl. This year is similar. They stand at 3-1 with that one loss coming against the Packers on a Thursday Night game that they weren’t prepared for. However, they have an even yards per play differential of +0.0 and you know their offensive line or quarterback could combust at any time. They’ll win a bunch of games, but there are 5 teams in the NFL that I think have a better chance to win the Super Bowl than them, at least.


QB Jay Cutler: 18 of 24 for 275 yards and 2 touchdowns, 2 drops, 121.7 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 9 of 27 drop backs (2 sacks, 1 scramble, 5 of 6, 1 touchdown)

WR Brandon Marshall: Caught 7 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown on 8 attempts on 28 pass plays

CB Charles Tillman: Allowed 3 catches for 28 yards on 8 attempts, 1 interception, 4 solo tackles, 1 assist, 1 stop

LOLB Lance Briggs: Allowed 6 catches for 50 yards on 7 attempts, 1 interception, 6 solo tackles, 4 stops, 1 quarterback hurry on 6 pass rush snaps

SS Major Wright: Did not allow a completion on 1 attempt, 2 interceptions, 3 solo tackles, 3 assists, 2 stops

DT Henry Melton: 1 sack, 1 quarterback hit, and 1 quarterback hurry on 33 pass rush snaps, 2 solo tackles, 2 stops

K Robbie Gould: 7 kickoffs, 5 touchbacks, 73.7 yards per kickoff, 18.9 opponent’s average starting distance, 2/2 FG (21, 43)


FS Chris Conte: Allowed 5 catches for 67 yards on 5 attempts, 9 solo tackles, 1 assist

MLB Brian Urlacher: Allowed 5 catches for 40 yards on 5 attempts, 4 solo tackles, 3 stops, 3 missed tackles

DT Stephen Paea: Did not record a pressure on 33 pass rush snaps, 1 solo tackles, 1 stop

RE Julius Peppers: 1 quarterback hurry on 31 pass rush snaps, 2 solo tackles, 1 stop




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