Keys to Victory: Chicago Bears face the Carolina Panthers

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 01: Cam Newton
FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 01: Cam Newton /

The Chicago Bears take on the Carolina Panthers in Soldier field. After surprising the experts with the ground and pound attack and pulling off the upset against the Baltimore Ravens the Bears return home to try to make it two wins in a row. A feat they have not done since the 2015 season.

In this game, the Bears cannot be as one-dimensional as they were against the Ravens. Here the Chicago Bears must count on the wide receivers and tight ends to make plays. Here are my keys to victory.

  1. Count on QB Mitchell Trubisky to do more.

The Carolina Panthers boast a formidable defense and even more so against the run. The Bears can count on the fact that they will be more than happy to see the rookie quarterback make plays downfield. Something the Bears have failed to do with either Glennon or Trubisky under center. Expect the Bears to do more in the passing game to win this.

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  1. No special incidents

The special teams coverage units need to step it up. Against the Ravens they were absolutely horrible. Hopefully, they corrected those issues with film study. Regardless, they are still going to need to step it up in the absence of special team ace and captain Sherrick  Mcmanis. One thing the Bears cannot do is give up easy points to the opposition.

  1. Defensive line havoc

The defensive line needs to have a solid game. The Carolina Panthers offensive line is not very good and they are struggling to run the ball. Cam Newton is 2nd on the team in both rush attempts and yards. If the down linemen can play a good game it will go a long ways to making the Panthers one-dimensional.

The Bears have their work cut out for them against the Panthers who are in first place in their division and fully expect to win this game. Maybe they will come out less than inspired and allow the Bears to get up on them early. If not this could be one of the tougher games for the Bears.