Week 15 NFL Power Rankings: How Far Will The Bears Fall This Time?

The Chicago Bears (7-6) fell prey to the Tebow Time trap in their overtime road loss to the Denver Broncos (8-5) in Week 14. Now they are on the outside of the NFC Playoffs trying to work their way back in. What do experts think of the team?

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Week 15 NFL Power Rankings: Pro Football Talk Puts Chicago Bears At No. 18

The Chicago Bears have suffered some critical injuries in recent weeks and they've lost three straight games, falling out of the current NFC playoff picture in the process. In Pro Football Talk's Week 15 power rankings, the Bears check in at No. 18:

18. Bears (No. 17; 7-6):  When Brian Urlacher said that Tim Tebow is a good running back, Urlacher should have added that Caleb Hanie is a [bad] quarterback.

Sunday's loss to Denver in overtime was heartbreaking for the team, but all is not lost. At 7-6, they need help to reach the playoffs, but they are only a game behind the two teams currently holding the Wildcard spots.

SB Nation Chicago will have updates on the Power Rankings from around the web as they are released throughout the day. For more information, and for in-depth analysis on the Chicago Bears be sure to visit Windy City Gridiron. Visit SB Nation NFL for more news and notes around the league.

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Week 15 NFL Power Rankings: Sports Illustrated Puts Chicago Bears At No. 15

The Chicago Bears (7-5) are struggling. ESPN says the Bears are No. 17. CBS says they are No. 15, but at the bottom of the NFC Wildcard Race. SB Nation's own Joel Thorman also slots the Bears in at No. 15.

Add another voice to that growing chant: Sports Illustrated's Peter King is also selling on the Bears:

15. Chicago (7-6). The Bears have a path to the playoffs, but it would be best if Caleb Hanie drove the bus there instead of playing quarterback.

Last Sunday against the Denver Broncos (8-5), the Bears' backup quarterback Caleb Hanie threw for 115 yards with 12 completions on 19 attempts, and though he tossed no interceptions, four out of four NFL Power Rankings finger Hanie as a culprit in the Bears' descent into ignominy.

SB Nation Chicago will have updates on the Power Rankings from around the web as they are released throughout the day. For more information, and for in-depth analysis on the Chicago Bears be sure to visit Windy City Gridiron. Visit SB Nation NFL for more news and notes around the league.

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NFL Power Rankings Week 15: ESPN Hasn't Yet Given Up On Bears, But It's Close

SB Nation Chicago has been collecting NFL Power Rankings for Week 15 from around the web, looking for responses and reactions to the Chicago Bears' overtime loss to Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos, and ESPN has left the Bears at No. 17 overall once again.

It isn't a great spot to be in, as they sit behind fellow NFC Wildcard hopefuls like the No. 14 Dallas Cowboys, No. 12 New York Giants, No. 11 Detroit Lions and No. 8 Atlanta Falcons. Here is what John Clayton had to say about the Bears: 

No. 17 Bears (7-6) - How bad are things going to be if Caleb Hanie and the Bears lose to Tarvaris Jackson and the Seahawks? (Clayton)

   So there it is, the Bears are at the point where people think they might lose to the Seahawks at home.

Will the experts from around the web see it the same way? SB Nation Chicago will have updates on the Power Rankings from around the web as they are released throughout the day. For more information, and for in-depth analysis on the Chicago Bears be sure to visit Windy City Gridiron. Visit SB Nation NFL for more news and notes around the league.

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Week 15 NFL Power Rankings: CBS Sports Lists Bears At Bottom Of NFC Wildcard Race

The Chicago Bears lost again in Week 14, but the Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons didn't do them the favor of keeping pace with their recent ineptitude. A drop in the power rankings for the Bears makes perfect sense. In CBS Sports' power rankings, Pete Prisco held the Bears at No. 15 overall. 

Here's what he had to say about the Bears after their loss to Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos:

No Jay Cutler. No Matt Forte. No playoffs. They are reeling right now. They just don't do enough on offense.    

As for the rest of the NFC Wildcard field, this is how the rankings shook out for that field. Interesting to see the Bears so far down below their competition, but it all makes sense when you look at the standings.

CBS Sports' NFC Wildcard Contender Rankings

8. Atlanta Falcons 

11. Detroit Lions 

12. New York Giants 

13. Dallas Cowboys    

Will the experts from around the web see it the same way? SB Nation Chicago will have updates on the Power Rankings from around the web as they are released throughout the day. For more information, and for in-depth analysis on the Chicago Bears be sure to visit Windy City Gridiron. Visit SB Nation NFL for more news and notes around the league.

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Week 15 NFL Power Rankings: Recent Losses Force Bears Into Uphill Battle For A Playoff Spot

The Chicago Bears (7-6) fell prey to the Tebow Time trap in their overtime road loss to the Denver Broncos (8-5) in Week 14. Now they are on the outside of the NFC Playoffs trying to work their way back in. What do experts think of the team?

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