CHICAGO (4-1) at CAROLINA (3-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE – Panthers by 2 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Bears 3-2; Panthers 3-2
SERIES RECORD – Bears lead series 6-4
LAST MEETING – Bears beat Panthers 17-3 on Oct. 22, 2017 at Carolina
LAST WEEK – Bears beat Buccaneers 20-19; Panthers beat Falcons 23-16
AP PRO32 RANKING – Bears No. 13; Panthers No. 16
BEARS OFFENSE – OVERALL (27), RUSH (27), PASS (23).
BEARS DEFENSE – OVERALL (9), RUSH (16), PASS (10).
PANTHERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (6), RUSH (14), PASS (5).
PANTHERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (14), RUSH (25), PASS (4).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Bears QB Nick Foles has thrown for two or more TD passes in three of his past four road games, one of those with Chicago. … Bears RB David Montgomery is coming off a career-high seven receptions and 59 yards from scrimmage against Tampa Bay. … Bears WR Allen Robinson tied a career high with 10 receptions for 90 yards last week. Since 2019, Robinson ranks fourth in the NFL in catches (133). … TE Jimmy Graham has caught a TD pass in his last two road games. … Bears LB Khalil Mack has 14 career multi-sack games. Mack had a sack, forced fumble, fumble return and touchdown in his only career game against Carolina when he played for the Raiders. … The Panthers have won three straight games after losing 10 in a row. … Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater has completed 75 of 102 passes (73.5%) for 824 yards with five TDs and one INT during the team’s three-game win streak. … Carolina’s offensive line has not allowed a sack in its last two games. … The Panthers have 120 first downs, the most through five games in franchise history. … Panthers RB Mike Davis has totaled 351 yards from scrimmage and scored three TDs in three starts filling in for 2019 All-Pro Christian McCaffrey, who is expected to miss this week as well. … The Panthers are dealing with injuries to four defensive starters: DT Kawann Short (shoulder, done for season), DEs Brian Burns (concussion) and Yetur Gross-Matos (ankle) and CB Donte Jackson (toe). … Carolina has allowed just 57 points in its last three games after allowing 67 in the first two. … The Panthers are 29th in the NFL in sacks per game and 30th in third-down defense, allowing opponents to convert 50.8% of their opportunities. … Fantasy tip: Panthers WR Robby Anderson has at least 99 yards receiving in four of five games this season. With teams likely to pay more attention to Anderson, look for WRs D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel for breakout games. Moore had 93 yards receiving and a 57-yard TD last week against the Falcons.
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