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Power Rankings: Week 13

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As the Bears get ready to take on the San Francisco 49ers, ChicagoBears.com takes a look at what national media outlets are saying about the Monsters of the Midway and how the team compares to the other 31 clubs in the NFL.


OVERALL BREAKDOWN
Average Bears ranking: 16.57
Average ranking last week: 19.71
Average change from last week: Improved by 3.14
Best ranking: 14 by CBS Sports
Worst ranking: 21 by USA Today


ESPN
Bears ranking:20
Last week: 19
Comments: "The Bears have allowed 15.5 points on average their past four games (3-1)."
Division Rivals: Lions 21, Packers 6, Vikings 7
Top 5 overall: Patriots, Panthers, Broncos, Cardinals, Bengals


NFL.com
Bears ranking: 15
Last week: 19
Comments: "Forget the home loss to the Broncos -- this football team is hot."
Division Rivals: Lions 20, Packers 6, Vikings 7
Top 5 overall: Panthers, Patriots, Cardinals, Bengals, Broncos


FOX Sports
Bears ranking:15
Last week: 21
Comments: "Head coach John Fox, in his first season with the Bears, probably won't get any votes for Coach of the Year, but Chicago's defensive turnaround in 2015 should not go unnoticed."
Division Rivals: Lions 20, Packers 10, Vikings 6
Top 5 overall: Panthers, Patriots, Cardinals, Bengals, Broncos


CBS Sports
Bears ranking: 14
Last week: 18
Comments: "John Fox has done a heck of a job with this team. They did the right thing keeping Jay Cutler, too."
Division Rivals: Lions 21, Packers 7, Vikings 6
Top 5 overall: Panthers, Patriots, Cardinals, Bengals, Broncos


Yahoo! Sports
Bears ranking: 15
Last week: 15
Comments: "I'm not saying John Fox should win coach of the year, but what he has done after a bad start has been remarkable. With a big assist from offensive coordinator Adam Gase, of course."
Division Rivals: Lions 21, Packers 9, Vikings 6
Top 5 overall: Panthers, Patriots, Cardinals, Broncos, Bengals


Pro Football Talk
Bears ranking: 16
Last week: 20
Comments: "Thirty years after a team to never forget, the Bears are gradually piecing together a season to remember."
Division Rivals: Lions 21, Packers 7, Vikings 6
Top 5 overall: Panthers, Broncos, Patriots, Bengals, Cardinals


USA Today
Bears ranking: 21
Last week: 26
Comments: "This team has a legitimate shot of finishing 8-8 or better. If that happens, John Fox deserves coach of the year votes."
Division Rivals: Lions 20, Packers 6, Vikings 7
Top 5 overall: Panthers, Patriots, Broncos, Cardinals, Bengals

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