Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: The Broncos Are Starting To Slide

Peyton Manning

26. Chicago Bears (LW: 26)

In what was the first glimpse of a potential life without Jay Cutler in Chicago, the Bears played arguably their most inspired game, taking a lead against the Lions into the fourth quarter. Of course, they eventually lost, as the Bears have proven to be one of the most disappointing teams in the league all season, likely heading towards a full rebuild. In that regard, it looks as if the current regime might be playing its final game together as a unit in a meaningless trip to Minnesota.

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