NFL power rankings, Week 16: Bears right at middle of the pack

Jonathan Daniel

The Chicago Bears are right around the middle of the pack in the Week 16 NFL power rankings.

The Chicago Bears started the season with a 7-1 run, and they've gone on to lose five of their last six games to fall to 8-6. They're now on the outside looking in on the NFL playoffs, though they could still make it with some help from the Minnesota Vikings and the entire NFC East.

Joel Thorman of SB Nation released his Week 16 power rankings, and the Bears are only just inside the top half of the NFL.

15. Chicago Bears (LW: 15, 8-6): I would not want to be a Bears fan right now. Chicago was 7-1 at one point. Now they're 8-6 and in danger of missing the playoffs. They finish at Arizona and at Detroit.

Chicago is behind every other 8-6 team in the NFL, including the rival Minnesota Vikings, who hold the tiebreaker in the event of both teams finishing 10-6. They're just above the Pittsburgh Steelers, who sit at 7-7, and are one team away from being in the bottom half of the NFL.

Fortunately, Arizona and Detroit are both losing teams. Unfortunately, the Bears have lost to losing teams recently. It's going to be a close one, and the recent play can't have fans confident in a playoff-clinching finish to the season.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.