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Bears free fall in Week 3 power rankings

There weren’t many positives for the Bears in their 48-24 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. As if taking the loss wasn’t bad enough, Chicago also lost quarterback Jay Cutler to a hamstring injury in the game. After Sunday’s circuit of games, the Bears are tied with the Detroit Lions (0-2) as worst team in the NFC North.

The Bears’ poor start to 2015 has some believing they are the worst team in all of football.

Frank Schwab has the Bears ranked dead-last in Yahoo Sports most recent power rankings. The team’s slow, steady downward trend in past few years may baffle some, but Schwab notes some of Chicago’s deficiencies in his column.

How did it get this bad?

Bad drafts have hurt. Guard Kyle Long and receiver Alshon Jeffery were good picks, but the last five drafts are thin on impact players, or even solid contributors. The last two drafts, however, look a little more promising. Most of the recent free-agent additions have been Band-Aid players who are 30 or older and not potential cornerstones (McPhee and tight end Martellus Bennett are exceptions).

Although Kyle Fuller had a successful rookie campaign in 2014, one has to imagine what this team would be able to build around Teddy Bridgewater or David Carr — both winners Sunday.