Fans of the Chicago Bears will be feeling good this week, after a hugely encouraging win over the Panthers.
The margin of victory was only five points, in a 34-29 scoreline, but there was plenty to like.
Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 11th punt return for a touchdown, while Matt Forte ran for a career-high 205 yards. Anyone following the football betting will have been impressed.
Running back a punt 69 yards in the second quarter to pass Eric Metcalf’s previous record, he performed three somersaults in the end zone.
At that time, the Bears led 24-10 and looked comfortable. But before they eventually secured the victory, Chicago allowed the Panthers to cut the lead to four points. People who bet on NFL will be questioning the Bears’ defensive abilities after they nearly let things slip.
There were positives for Carolina, as rookie Cam Newton threw for 374 yards and the Panthers wound up with 543 total yards. Steve Smith passed Muhsin Muhammad as Carolina’s all-time leading ...