The Bears improved their record to 2-2 on Sunday after defeating the Carolina Panthers 34-29.
The Bears ran the ball for 224 yards, 205 coming from Matt Forte on perhaps his best game as a Bear.
Jay Cutler played game manager while throwing for 102 yards, however he did throw an ugly interception in the fourth quarter intended for backup TE Kris Adams.
The defense of the Bears couldn’t bring down Panthers rookie QB Cam Newton for a sack. They brought pressure many times, but he was able to dodge the heat.
However, the defense did affect his decisions enough to come away with the key stops at the end.
At the half, the Bears were leading 24-20, but it seemed like even with the interception return by D.J. Moore and the success in the running game with Matt Forte, the Panthers still had a chance.
The Panthers did have a chance, mainly because the Bears linebackers got gashed by DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart. Those runs opened up the passing game, where Steve Smith once again bu...