Pete Prisco of CBS Sports has released his Week 12 NFL Power Rankings, and the Chicago Bears have actually moved up a spot to No. 8. The move places them as the fourth-best team in the NFC, above the No. 9 Detroit Lions, No. 10 Atlanta Falcons, No. 11 Dallas Cowboys and the No. 12 New York Giants.
Prisco seems a bit conflicted regarding the Bears at the moment, considering he had this to say after moving the team into a higher ranking:
Without Cutler, they have major issues. Their season suddenly took a huge turn for the worse with one thumb injury.
Here are the best and worst in the league according to Prisco:
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