What should the Chicago Bears expect to see versus the Panthers on Sunday?
How do you think the Panthers rank within their division? Within the NFC?
I don’t actually think the NFC South is as good as it was made out to be in the preseason. The Bucs and the Saints have some high-profile players, but it’s clear that Tom Brady and Drew Brees are not the force of old. The Panthers could have a shot at upsetting their farewell tours this season and next if they keep trending in the right direction.
As for the NFC, there are two obvious Super Bowl contenders in the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers. One could also make a strong case for the Los Angeles Rams. But outside of that, the conference doesn’t appear to be that deep and there is an extra playoff spot up for grabs this year.
How do you think the Panthers’ WRs will matchup vs. the Bears’ secondary?
D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson, and Curtis Samuel are a problem. They can hurt you in so many different ways and even though this is going to be a big test for them, it would be a surprise if they didn’t have some sort of say in the overall outcome.
Anderson has emerged as the No. 1 option after a sensational start. But Moore also has this sort of quality and his big touchdown vs the Falcons will have done his confidence a world of good.
Samuel has been Teddy Bridgewater’s favorite target on third down, but it remains to be seen whether the quarterback will get enough time to go through his reads against an outstanding pass rush.