NFL Power Rankings, Week 14: Eagles look to keep NFC East race interesting

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8. Chicago Bears

As much as the Chicago Bears wanted to see Mitch Trubisky after missing Thanksgiving, deep down they knew the best approach was to focus on the long run to avoid making his injury worse. With that being said, the Bears could have used Trubisky on Sunday when seeing how much they struggled on the road against the New York Giants, even if Chase Daniel deserves credit for rallying the team at the end of regulation before losing in overtime.

In a way, Chicago may never have even been in that position if it wasn’t for some of his costly mistakes, including a costly interception at the beginning of the game that was returned for a touchdown by New York. Since the Bears were already at a disadvantage when it came to earning a potential first-round bye in the playoffs, it looks like the main focus will now be to just win the NFC North, which isn’t even a guarantee.

Only time will tell when it comes to seeing whether Chicago can hold off the Minnesota Vikings for the division title, making Sunday’s loss to New York even more frustrating to see since this was a winnable game. Once again, this is why teams play every game since the Bears were one of the biggest victims of being on the wrong side of an upset on Sunday.