Found October 30, 2012 on Sports Blog Net:
[caption id="attachment_10217" align="alignleft" width="300"] Left, Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) and next to him Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6), after Cutler was sacked for the second time during the first quarter of their game against the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field, in Chicago, on Sunday, October 28, 2012. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune)[/caption] Here are the Week Nine Bears power rankings from various sites around the web: ESPN: #5 (Last week: #5) Analysis, "The offense is still not consistent, but fortunately for the Bears, their defense is a scoring machine." NFL.com: #3 (Last week: #3) Analysis, "The Chicago Bears eked by in Week 8, at least on the surface. But it's not abnormal for this team to prevail with a big play on defense and a clutch kick from Robbie Gould. Sometimes, that's just the winning formula in Chicago. It was an "upset" that the Carolina Panthers put up 22 points on the Bears' defense. When it's a surprise that an NFL offense scores 22 points on you, that's saying something." CBS Sports: #2 (Last week: #3) Analysis, "It wasn't pretty against the Panthers, but good teams find ways to win games like that. The defense made the big play -- as usual." Fox Sports: #3 (Last week: #3) Analysis, "Tim Jennings' 25-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Panthers was the sixth such score for the Bears defense this season. For comparison, the legendary 1985 Bears only had five defensive TDs all season and the NFL's all-time single-season record for interceptions returned for a TD is nine" Pro Football Weekly: #4 (Last week: #4) Analysis, "Jennings bailed out Bears, saving them from a letdown loss." Best ranking: CBS Sports (#2) Worst ranking: ESPN: (#5)  Thoughts on this week’s power rankings?       Jake Perper is the owner and head writer for Bearsbacker.com. Follow him on Twitter, @Bearsbacker and on Facebook for up to the minute news about the Bears.
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