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[caption id="attachment_10500" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings (26) is helped off the field with an injury in the overtime period against the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (José M. Osorio/ Chicago Tribune)[/caption]
Here are the Week 14 power rankings from various sites around the web:
ESPN: #8 (Last week: #6)
Analysis, "Hopes for a division title took a hit, and it's alarming that Russell Wilson went the length of the field against this defense at a critical time."
NFL.com: #8 (Last week: #7)
Analysis, "The Chicago Bears fall where many of the backseat power rankers wanted them to be all along: at the back end of the top 10. The Bears' offensive line is still bad, running game still inconsistent, but at least the defense made up for it by missing three tackles on Golden Tate's go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter."
CBS Sports: #8 (Last week: #7)
Analysis, "They have a ton of injuries, but that's no excuse for losing at home. The offense just didn't do enough."
Fox Sports: #10 (Last week: #7)
Analysis, "When the Bears are on, they are on. But when they are off, they are really off. In the Bears' four losses, they have averaged 10 points per game while giving up more than 22."
Pro Football Talk: #11 (Last week: #8)
Analysis, "It’s not a five-game losing streak. Still, 1-3 and sliding isn’t the way to get back to the postseason."
Pro Football Weekly: #10 (Last week: #7)
Analysis, "Lovie can’t be pleased about defensive breakdowns in home loss."
WEEI.com: #9 (Last week: #9)
Analysis, "Surprisingly it was Chicago’s defense that let the team down on Sunday. Now the Bears are looking up at the Packers in the NFC North for the first time since the beginning of Week 3."
Best ranking: ESPN: (#8)
Worst ranking: Pro Football Talk: (#11)
Thoughts on this week’s power rankings?
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