22. Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders and New Orleans Saints don’t play until Monday. Their change in ranking will be reflected in the Week 4 NFL Power Rankings.
21. Chicago Bears (+0)
Chicago is 2-0, and that is huge for them. However, they did it by depending on the Detroit Lions to drop a touchdown in the endzone, and then they beat the Giants by four points despite Barkley only getting 4 rushes for 28 yards before going out for the game.
But then again, Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn, and Akiem Hicks all had sacks today and that trio should be as good as any trio at getting to the QB. If they can do that week in and week out, then the Bears don’t really need to do that much on offense to earn this spot in the NFL power rankings.
I just can’t figure out if I should trust Mitch Trubisky or if I should ignore how good this defense could be. Maybe the best thing to do is accept that this team is fundamentally flawed, but they have players that can come together to win several games this season and they already have a 2-game lead on nearly a dozen teams.