NFL Power Rankings: Top 10 Through Week Three

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Sep 22, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Bears safety Major Wright (21) returns an interception for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

8. Chicago Bears (3-0)

The Chicago Bears roll in at number eight on this list, after they spanked the Pittsburgh Steelers, and improved to 3-0. Another impressive performance by the playmakers of the Bears defense, with an interception, and fumble return for touchdowns, to total three fumble recoveries and two interceptions against the Steelers offense. The Bears have seemed to carry over their great ability to make big time defensive plays from last season, and it’s a great compliment to a very well balanced running attack. Matt Forte led the offense with 16 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown. Jay Cutler didn’t have a great night, but was good enough, throwing for 159 yards. Because of the way Forte was running and the defense was scoring, he didn’t have to be great. The Bears would be a bit higher had they not played two rather bad teams in the Vikings and Steelers the past two weeks, but I feel the eighth slot is fair for them right now, as they lead the NFC North division at the moment.