Brian Billick of Fox Sports has released his Week 11 NFL Power Rankings, and according to the former NFL head coach, the Bears are now favorites to earn a wildcard berth. The Bears have moved up five spots in Billick's rankings, all the way to No. 7, which slots them as the fourth best in the NFC and one spot ahead of the No. 8 New York Giants.
Here is Billick's take on the Bears after their win over the Lions:
RK TEAM RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW
7 6-3 5 7/18 The Bears made it clear on Sunday they don't wait for turnovers, but rather create them. Going into the game, the Lions had the fewest turnovers in the league (5), and then the Bears forced six takeaways and added an 82-yard punt return for a TD. This defense has found its identity again, and will earn a wild-card spot because of it.
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