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National Power Rankings: Week 1

As the Bears prepare to take on the Buffalo Bills in the 2014 season opener, ChicagoBears.com takes a look at what national media outlets have to say about the Monsters of the Midway and how the team compares to the other 31 clubs in the NFL.

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The 53-man roster is set heading into the regular season. Meet your 2014 Chicago Bears.

CBS Sports](http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/24691355/nfl-power-rankings-broncos-packers-begin-season-ahead-of-champs)
Bears ranking: 14
Latest preseason ranking: 13
Comments: "We know they will score on offense. But have they done enough to improve the defense in a division with those explosive offenses in Green Bay and Detroit?" - Pete Prisco
Division Rivals: Packers 2, Lions 16, Vikings 27
Top 5 overall: Broncos, Packers, Seahawks, Patriots, Saints

ESPN
Bears ranking: 10
Latest preseason ranking: 12
Comments: "Chicago's looking for its fifth straight Week 1 win. A healthier defense and facing Buffalo will help the Bears avoid their first Week 1 home loss since 2004." - ESPN Stats & Information
Division Rivals: Packers 6, Lions 18, Vikings 26
Top 5 overall: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, 49ers, Saints

FOX Sports
Bears ranking: 15
Latest preseason ranking: 7
Comments: "The offense has a chance to make strides as they enter year two in Marc Trestman's heralded system, but they will need to hold on an offensive line that has looked shaky at times this preseason." - Dan Schneier
Division Rivals: Packers 5, Lions 11, Vikings 27
Top 5 overall: Seahawks, Broncos, Saints, Patriots, Packers

NFL.com
Bears ranking: 14
Latest preseason ranking: 14
Comments: "Despite being 10 spots lower in our pecking order, Chicago is not that far behind Green Bay. The real discrepancy between the two clubs is that more uncertainties surround Marc Trestman's bunch." - Elliot Harrison
Division Rivals: Packers 4, Lions 21, Vikings 26
Top 5 overall: Seahawks, Broncos, Saints, Packers, Patriots

USA Today
Bears ranking: 11
Latest preseason ranking: NA
Comments: "If the D even improves to below average, the Monsters should roar into January. " - USA Today
Division Rivals: Packers 5, Lions 19, Vikings 27
Top 5 overall: Seahawks, Broncos, Saints, Patriots, Packers

Yahoo Sports
Bears ranking: 10
Latest preseason ranking: 7
Comments: "I could flip back on the Bears if it turns out they were just holding everything back on defense in the preseason" - Frank Schwab
Division Rivals: Packers 7, Lions 18, Vikings 27
Top 5 overall: 49ers, Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, Saints

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