15. Chicago Bears

Last Week's Rank: 19
Record: 4 - 3
This Week: W @ Buccaneers, 24-18
Up Next: Bye
Trending: Up

What do you know? For the second straight game, the Bears' defense decided to show up. They caught a break when Earnest Graham went down early, leaving the offensive load solely on Josh Freeman's back. Partially due to forced throws and poor decision making, the Bears were able to pick Freeman off four times, the final interception sealing the win. Matt Forte continued to roll with 183 yards from scrimmage, and Roy Williams made his first touchdown catch as a Bear. An extremely premature statement right now would be to say the Bears are right back in the thick of it for the NFC wildcard. —Tony Markovich