W, 20-13 vs. Lions
The Bears climb a bit in our NFL power rankings, which is a reflection of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky finally playing well, tossing three touchdowns against a good Lions defense.
Chicago’s offense is still a major question mark, yet this division win could have saved its chances. After Week 10, the Bears are just one game behind the Rams and Panthers, who both lost in Week 10, as well as the Eagles in the NFC Wild Card standings. And a key Week 11 road bout against the Rams could shake things up even more.
Still, remaining games against the Packers, Chiefs and Vikings between Weeks 15 and 17, respectively, could thwart Chicago’s dwindling hopes.