After back-to-back wins, and their first win over an NFC opponent in almost a year, the Chicago Bears are moving on up.
The Bears have moved up in several big media power rankings that were released on Tuesday. While power rankings don’t mean everything, it’s still something fun for players to measure NFL teams by.
Chicago was one of the biggest movers in the week 11 power rankings by ESPN, jumping five spots to number 16.
The Bears have won four of their last six since Jay Cutler returned from injury. The two losses both came on scores in the last four seconds of regulation or later.
Elliot Harrison hasn’t been a big fan of the Bears in past power rankings, but this week he has them moving up four spots. After the back-to-back wins, the Bears now enter the top 20.
Keep losing, Packers. Keep not paying attention to the Bears, America. Chicago balled out in St. Louis on Sunday, with its oft-maligned QB posting a 151.0 passer rating. Jeremy Langford caught seven of Jay Cutler’s tosses for a staggering (at least for an RB, anyway) 109 yards. Meanwhile, the best defensive line in football only sacked Cutler twice, while allowing the Bears’ ground attack 153 yards. So keep talking about the Packers and Vikings, but John Fox’s outfit is coming.
The Bears were big movers in FOX Sports’ power rankings, jumping six spots into the top 20. This is the highest the Bears have been all season.
With Matt Forte set to hit free agency this offseason, rookie running back Jeremy Langford is making a case that he should be Chicago’s future featured back. He has 322 total yards and three touchdowns over his past two games
Moving up six spots, the Bears make their first appearance in the top 20 for Yahoo’s rankings this season.
Before we anoint Jeremy Langford the next Walter Payton, it’s probably worth noting he’s averaging 3.5 yards per carry this season. But he has done well, especially in the passing game, and has pretty much spelled the end of any chance the Bears re-sign Matt Forte in free agency. It will be interesting to see how the workload is split up once Forte returns.