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[caption id="attachment_10376" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith walks off the field after losing to the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on Monday, November 19, 2012. (Chris Sweda/ Chicago Tribune)[/caption]
Here are the Week 12 Bears power rankings from various sites around the web:
ESPN: #6 (Last week: #3)
Analysis, "Division lead gone, schedule remains tough. Jay Cutler or no, the Bears have to find a way to block somebody."
CBS Sports: #8 (Last week: #3)
Analysis, "They aren't close to the same team without Jay Cutler. Maybe people will appreciate him more now. What happened to the defense against the 49ers?"
Fox Sports: #8 (Last week: #4)
Analysis, "This team saw what life was like without Jay Cutler last year and addressed it by signing Jason Campbell as backup QB. After last night, I'm not sure that was the solution. Maybe a couple new offensive linemen?"
Pro Football Talk: #11 (Last week: #6)
Analysis, "Before assuming that Monday night’s outcome would have been different with Jay Cutler, remember that the offensive line would have been the same."
Pro Football Weekly: #7 (Last week: #3)
Analysis, "O-line embarrassed, defense steamrolled on bad night in San Fran."
WEEI.com: #8 (Last week: #5)
Analysis, " The Bears offensive line allowed five sacks to the Niners on Monday night. This unit has played inconsistent all season and is holding the team back. Chicago has a 1-7 record since last year when Jay Cutler doesn’t start."
Best ranking: ESPN: (#6)
Worst ranking: Pro Football Talk: (#11)
Thoughts on this week’s power rankings?
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