Found October 16, 2012 on Sports Blog Net:
PLAYERS: Jay Cutler
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
Here are the Week Seven Bears power rankings from various sites around the web: ESPN: #6 (Last week: #6) Analysis, "They outscored opponents 98-27 in three games prior to bye. Look out, Lions." CBS Sports: #3 (Last week: #6) Analysis, "They have to come out of the bye feeling good about where they are -- atop the division." Fox Sports: #4 (Last week: #4) Analysis, "The team is inconsistent on offense, but it is hard to argue against a defense that has scored just as many touchdowns as it has given up." Yahoo Sports: #5 (Last week: #10) Analysis, "Off this week, and that's a pretty big jump for a team that didn't play. Maybe the Bears ought to keep sitting games out and just see how far they'll rise." Pro Football Talk: #4 (Last week: #6) Analysis, "Are we the only ones who see the irony in Jay Cutler complaining about how other people treat him?" Pro Football Weekly: #4 (Last week: #6) Analysis, "How to win a bye week: Bears in first in NFC North by not playing." WEEI.com: #7 (Last week: #6) Analysis, "The Bears will immediately be tested coming off their bye week when they take on their fellow NFC North opponent Lions. Right now, the division is the Bears to lose. They should take advantage of the early lead they’ve built because the Packers aren’t going to lay down." Best ranking: CBS Sports (#3) Worst ranking: WEEI.com (#7) 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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