The statistics tell a very different story from the final score.
The stats say the Panthers were the much better team at Soldier Field. The final score says the Bears showed up just in time to steal one away from the desperate visitors 23-22 courtesy of Robbie Goulds 41-yard field goal as time expired.
This wasnt the first such loss the Panthers have suffered on the road against one of the NFCs top teams. They lost at Atlanta in similar fashion, only in that game there was plenty of criticism to go around.
On Sunday, Carolina was dominant at times.
It forced three turnovers and registered six sacks -- five before halftime -- including three by defensive end Greg Hardy. The Bears were just 2-for-8 on third-downs and ran 24 fewer plays, as the Panthers had the ball for 15 more minutes.
But the Panthers made their share of mistakes, too. Notably by the offense, which did a fine job moving the ball for 416 total yards compared to Chicagos 210, but the Panthers left way too many...