Despite being listed as eight-point underdogs to the Philadelphia Eagles (3-5) on Monday night, the Chicago Bears (5-3) walked away from the action with an impressive 30-24 victory that should earn them a bit more respect down the road. It may have even been enough to earn some respect right now, but it apparently wasn't enough to move the Bears up in SB Nation's Week 10 NFL Power Rankings:
13. Chicago Bears (5-3, LW: 13): What I wrote in this space last week: "This is the time to make a stand on the season." And that they did on Monday night against Philly.
The Bears defense did a terrific job at shutting down QB Michael Vick, limiting him to 34 yards on the ground and only 213 yards passing with a 60.5 QB rating. Meanwhile, Bears QB Jay Cutler was calm and under control most of the night, posting a 96.9 quarterback rating and throwing for two touchdowns with no interceptions. Matt Forte outgained LeSean McCoy as well, although Forte did lose two fumbles, and Earl Bennett led all receivers with five receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown.
All of this apparently reflected more on the Eagles than it did the Bears, as the Eagles moved down two spots to No. 20 following their loss.
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