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[caption id="attachment_10960" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) in the 4th quarter of the Bears' 21-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. B582575720Z.1 (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune)[/caption]
Here are the Week 16 power rankings from various sites around the web:
ESPN: #14 (Last week: #11)
Analysis, "They were 7-1. Remember that? 7-1. Guess this is what happens when you count on your defense to score two touchdowns every week."
NFL.com: #10 (Last week: #10)
Analysis, "I was typing a mean Chicago Bears blurb, but Alshon Jeffery pushed me before I had a chance to make a paragraph."
Fox Sports: #14 (Last week: #12)
Analysis, "The Bears were 0 for 9 on third down and just 1 for 3 in the red zone. With games like that, it's no wonder Jay Cutler is just 1-7 against the Packers in his career."
CBS Sports: #13 (Last week: #11)
Analysis, "What has happened to this team? They are in big trouble. Could Lovie Smith be as well?"
Pro Football Talk: #17 (Last week: #15)
Analysis, "Within Lovie Smith’s 2003 introductory press conference resides the main reason why the end of his tenure is near."
Pro Football Weekly: #15 (Last week: #12)
Analysis, "For second week in a row, Bears fail in a crucial short-yardage situation."
WEEI.com: #11 (Last week: #10)
Analysis, "What good is Jay Cutler if he can’t beat the Packers? The Bears QB is 1-6 against Green Bay since joining the NFC North. It’s hard to imagine that a team that started the season 7-1 could potentially miss the playoffs. Chicago controlled their division for most of the season but lost both of its games to Green Bay this year."
Best ranking: NFL.com: #(10)
Worst ranking: Pro Football Talk: #17
Thoughts on this week’s power rankings?
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