NFC Power Rankings Week 11: Veterans’ Edition

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Josh McCown

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6. Chicago Bears (5-4) Last week: 6

Jay Cutler is, well, Jay Cutler.

I understand it is his contract year, but he knew he was hurt and he put his team in a very tough predicament on Sunday.

With a Josh McCown playing, the Bears could be 6-3 and atop the NFC North. Instead, they will be in a dogfight for the last playoff spot more than likely going forward.

Marc Trestman’s season may be defined by his decision not to pull Cutler earlier.

Next up, a Ravens’ team desperate to stay in the playoff chase.