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Bears fall 1 spot in USA TODAY's NFL Power Rankings after shocking loss to Giants

While the Bears' ratings through 12 games are up year-over-year 37.8 percent, the number of TV households they average is up only 35.8 percent - a difference of more than 235,000 homes - as Nielsen has determined the Chicago market has fewer homes than a year ago.

If you're in the half-empty camp, we warned all week that the trip to NY could be a classic National Football League trap would be very frustrating if it were true, but I'm not sure that it is. They battled those guys.

Head coach Matt Nagy is one of the more brilliant offensive minds in the NFL.

The Giants seemed to have it wrapped up when Rosas kicked a 37-yard field goal for a 27-17 lead with 1:49 to play. It was set up by a 29-yard run by rookie Saquon Barkley, who finished with 125 yards on 24 carries. The Bears had 106 yards on the ground before halftime, but would abandon the run the second half as they fell behind.

We all know Nagy has forgotten more about offense in the past 20 minutes than I've learned my entire life. The Giants forced three turnovers and had a season-high five sacks against Daniel, who was starting his second game for the injured Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder). If something isn't maximizing the Bears' chance to win, Nagy isn't afraid to switch up their offensive philosophy for the rest of the game.

The Giants will now look to ride this momentum into Washington as they look for their first division win of the season against the Redskins on Sunday. He had a career high with 186 yards from scrimmage a career-best 156 receiving yards. When you take a tough loss on the chin, you go back and comb through the tape.

The fact that the Giants didn't let the fourth-quarter collapse affect them in overtime shows the team has fight in them, and that they still believe in their head coach. The vision and goals have changed for this team.

The Bears are still in the playoff picture despite this loss. Every day he feels like (that), and you can see when he's throwing. Sunday was a reality check for Nagy's squad and next up is the biggest test of the season so far. Same time next week, Bears fans.

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