NFL Power Rankings: Chicago Bears’ loss hurts them


The Chicago Bears went into Detroit with high hopes of getting their third victory in a row and even out their record at 3-3. What they got, however, was a lot of frustration and a loss that really hurt their season. 

The Chicago Bears were feeling very good about themselves. They won two games in a row in exciting fashion, and a couple of their offensive weapons, wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal, were back in the lineup.

What ended up happening, though, was an early house of horrors. Matthew Stafford found his touch again, torching the Bears’ secondary. Calls were going against them all game long, and they ended up losing to the last winless team in the NFL.

Stafford went 27-of-42 for 405 yards and four touchdowns. He heaved a 57-yard pass to Calvin Johnson late in overtime that set up the game-winning field goal.

The Bears had no answer for Detroit’s passing attack. On the ground, the Lions had 155 yards, but it was a team effort. No one had more than 48 yards, while six players had runs.

This was possibly the most frustrating game of the season.

Jay Cutler did not have a bad game, himself. He went 26-of-41 for 353 yards, but he could only get one touchdown, despite practically living in the red zone. The Bears were in the end zone eight times, converting just three. He also had just one interception, but of course it was a costly one, occurring in the end zone.

Even when the were close to the red zone, the offense broke down. They were in the game because of Robbie Gould‘s four field goals.

This loss may really hurt the Bears’ season. Getting to .500 would have been a morale booster after starting 0-3. Instead, they have to try to figure out what happened in Detroit.

Let’s take a look at the rankings and find out where the Bears are this week:

New England patriots. 1. team. 47.  Most expected the Partiots to blast the Colts since they were the ones who started the whole Deflategate saga, but the game was closer than expected. <strong><a href=. (5-0). Previous: 1st

green bay packers. 2. team. 49.  The Packers survived a career-game by the Chargers’ <strong><a href=. (6-0). Previous: 2nd

56.  The Bills were intent on not letting <strong><a href=. (6-0). Previous: 4th. cincinnati bengals. 3. team

(6-0). Previous: 5th. denver broncos. 4. team. 45. Say what you will about the Broncos and <strong><a href=

87. The Panthers had a difficult matchup against the Seahawks. To make it worse, they fell behind 23-14 in the fourth. Then <strong><a href=. (5-0). Previous: 8th. carolina panthers. 5. team

6. team. 55. How long before <strong><a href=. (5-2). Previous: 7th. pittsburgh steelers

7. team. 32.  Just when you really want to believe in the Cardinals, they put up a game like this. The Steelers needed help from a third quarterback this season when Michael Vick went down with an injury. Somehow, after holding Vick to SIX yards passing, Landry Jones threw for 168 and two touchdowns. . (4-2). Previous: 3rd. arizona cardinals

44.  Just when you thought it was okay to believe in the Falcons, they pull this. They lose to a Saints team that has a horrible defense and almost no weapons for <strong><a href=. (5-1). Previous: 6th. atlanta falcons. 8. team

team. 30. The Jets were down to Washington 13-10 at halftime, but they reeled off 24 straight points to come away with a victory. <strong><a href=. (4-1). Previous: 10th. new york jets. 9

123. The Cowboys had a bye in Week 6. They will face the Giants in Week 7. . (2-3). Previous: 11th. dallas cowboys. 10. team

60. The Vikings had the fortune of playing the Kansas City Chiefs after the loss of <strong><a href=. (3-2). Previous: 13th. minnesota vikings. 11. team

(3-3). Previous: 12th. indianapolis colts. 12. team. 46.  Andrew Luck came back from injury and looked better than ever. The only problem was that the Colts were playing the Patriots. They hung in there for awhile, but what the heck was that fake punt about?

Seattle seahawks. 13. team. 36. With such a great defense, it is incredible that this team lost three games in the fourth quarter, two in a row. They have been outscored 61-27 in the fourth quarter this season, and 40-3 in the past three games. It’s hard to say, but Seattle has to tighten up its defense.. (2-4). Previous: 9th

54. Chip Kelly’s bunch are starting to get it together after a tough start. They harassed <strong><a href=. (3-3). Previous: 20th. philadelphia eagles. 14. team

59.  The Dolphins got a big pickup from the firing of Joe Philbin and the hiring of <strong><a href=. (2-3). Previous: 18th. miami dolphins. 15. team

16. team. 16. The Bills have been a bipolar team. They look like a playoff contender one week, then struggle to beat weak teams. They battled the Bengals without <strong><a href=. (3-3). Previous: 14th. buffalo bills

st. louis rams. 17. team. 51.  The Rams had a bye in Week 6. They face the Cleveland Browns in Week 7. . (2-3). Previous: 17th

(3-3). Previous: 15th. New York giants. 18. team. 31. These teams in the NFC East should see a psychiatrist. They do not have too much success before they struggle. Eli was his turnover machine with the pressure the Eagles put on him. Will the real Giants please stand up?

13. The Chargers got a career-game from Philip Rivers, who completed 43 passes on 65 attempts for 503 yards. But he had just two touchdowns. He needed another completion for three yards to win, but could not get it. . (2-4). Previous: 16th. san diego chargers. 19. team

team. 15. The Saints pulled off a big upset on Sunday. They knocked Atlanta from among the unbeaten. Brees had 312 yards passing and engineered a couple of big touchdown series to get the win. <strong><a href=. (2-4). Previous: 25th. new orleans saints. 20

cleveland browns. 21. team. 53. The Browns gave the Broncos all they could handle. They intercepted Peyton Manning three times. They went toe-to-toe with the Broncos’ defense, but ended up blinking first. Great effort, though. . (2-3). Previous: 23rd

team. 28.  The Raiders had a bye in Week 6. They face the San Diego Chargers in Week 7. . (2-3). Previous: 24th. oakland raiders. 22

57. The Bears became the Detroit Lions’ first victim of the season. They had their opportunities to win this game, but came out on the short end…again.. (2-4). Previous: 19th. chicago bears. 23. team

(1-5). Previous: 22nd. kansas city chiefs. 24. team. 124.  <strong><a href=

team. 10.  <strong><a href=. (2-3). Previous: 27th. houston texans. 25

tampa bay buccaneers. 26. team. 48. The Buccaneers had a bye in Week 6. They play Washington in Week 7.  . (2-3). Previous: 28th

Previous: 31st. san francisco 49ers. 27. team. 42. <strong><a href=. (2-4)

Previous: 21st. baltimore ravens. 29. team. 26.  After getting gouged by JOSH MCCOWN last week, the Ravens decided they wanted to have a total team failure. They could not force Kaepernick into any bad throws, and <strong><a href=. (1-5)

team. 52. <strong><a href=. (1-5). Previous: 29th. jacksonville jaguars. 30

31. team. 35. <strong> </strong>After a couple of tough losses in which they could have won, the Titans got blown out. Marcus Mariota got hit early and often, one of them that hurt him early on. He was not the same, and the Titans were never into the game. . (1-4). Previous: 30th. tennessee titans

The Lions finally got their win. They had to go to overtime, but a win is a win. Stafford dominated, with 405 yards and four touchdowns. He also had an interception that could have cost the team a victory, but the Lions survived that. The defense also gave up 444 yards, so there is still work to be done there. . (1-5). Previous: 32nd. detroit lions. 32. team. 50

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