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Here are the Week One power rankings from various sites around the web:
ESPN: #14 (Last year: #13)
Analysis, “New offensive-minded head coach Marc Trestman has work to do. The Bears’ offense has finished above the bottom 10 in total yards once in the past 11 years.”
NFL.com: #12 (Last year: #13)
Analysis, “Sketchy details are just now coming in about some Bears fans picketing outside Soldier Field. Evidently unhappy about losing the 33 sacks allowed that recently released offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb collected in his three years with the team, protesters were further emboldened when some bystander loudly mentioned the 24 penalties he’d accumulated.”
Fox Sports: #11 (Last year: #13)
Analysis, “It is rare that a new coach inherits a 10-win team and a franchise-level quarterback, but that is exactly what Marc Trestman got in Chicago. However, the transition may not as be seamless, as Chicago goes from a team that wins with defense to one built around the offense.”
CBS Sports: #15 (Last year: #11)
Analysis, “The Brandon Marshall situation bears watching for new coach Marc Trestman. How does he handle things?”
Walter Football: #14 (Last year: #12)
Analysis, “I really have to question the Bears’ decision not to lock up any of the players entering their contract season, including Jay Cutler. If they want to keep most of these players, they’re going to have a major headache to deal with next spring. On the bright side, it seems like Canadian Marc Trestman has finally learned that the NFL has four downs instead of three.”
New York Daily News: #12 (Last year: #13)
Analysis, “Marc Trestman gives Jay Cutler his first QB guru. Improved O-line gives him more time to throw.”
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