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NFL Power Rankings, Week 2: Bears drop 5 spots after loss to Packers

It should be no surprise to Bears fans that Week 2’s NFL Power Rankings aren’t kind to Chicago. The Bears looked like one of the worst teams in the league during their 38-20 loss to Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers in Week 1, and as a result, their standing in league-wide rankings is falling.

On Tuesday, ESPN published their updated 2023 NFL Power Rankings, and the Bears fell five spots from No. 24 to No. 29.

ESPN’s Courtney Cronin dubbed rookie running back Roschon Johnson the Bears’ lone bright spot from the loss.

“Johnson’s touchdown may have come too late, but his efficiency as a rusher (4.0 yards per carry) was the best of any Bears running back,” Cronin wrote. “Chicago leaned on the rookie (29 snaps) more than Khalil Herbert and D’Onta Foreman, a load share that could become heavier for Johnson should he continue to provide the offense with multiple uses.” 

Only the Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, and Arizona Cardinals ranked lower than the Bears.

As for the rest of the NFC North, the Minnesota Vikings dropped five spots to No. 20; the Green Bay Packers rose six to No. 14, and the Detroit Lions improved three to No. 7.

For ESPN’s complete Week 2 NFL Power Rankings, click here.

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