For the Chicago Bears, it's hard to make much of an impression when you are resting up on your bye week. The real test will come in next week's Monday Night matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, but for now the Bears are in a holding pattern in the rankings.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports left the Bears at No. 16 for the second straight week, saying: "[t]heir two victories before the bye have them talking playoffs again. Matt Forte is the biggest reason why."
At this stage Prisco has the Bears on the outside of the playoff picture as the seventh ranked NFC team behind other wildcard hopefuls like the Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, and New Orleans Saints
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