Carolina @Chicago October 22nd-The Panthers are still a little bit difficult to figure out but maybe by the time they play the Bears, we will know who they are. They have a strong defense with great playmakers and can give the Bears problems. Their offense has one of the best and one of the most controversial quarterbacks in the game.
Honestly, in this game, Carolina’s defense should be able to match up well with the Bears offense and keep them under control.
But hopefully, Trubisky and the rest of the Bears offense have become a little more used to one another. Perhaps a few of the growing pains will be gone and they will be able to compete better. We can only hope.
A heavy dose of the running game will help keep the Panthers from dominating the Bears. Through four games, Carolina’s rushing defense is ranked eight but they can be exposed. The Bears, with all their running backs and offensive lineman playing well together, could give the Panthers some problems.
So you heard it here first folks. The Bears will be able to run the football on the Panthers defense.
I think that you might expect a 100-yard game from Howard and with a total of at least 150 yards from the running game as a whole. With help from a short controlled passing game, the Bears can keep the ball moving and keep it away from the always explosive Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey.
This game could be a close one as long as the Bears don’t turn the ball over and put their defense in a bad position.
Chicago will still not be able to pull this one out and get a win but they will be able to keep it close.
Score Prediction: Carolina 21 Chicago 17