5 bold predictions for Chicago Bears vs Carolina Panthers

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4. Darnell Mooney will go over 100 yards for the Chicago Bears

This one has been building for a few weeks. Mooney looked like he had got a step back against Washington, but he was missed wide-open for a big gain. Since then, we have started to see the Mooney we remembered before his injury last year. It makes sense that it would take this long, but now that he is halfway through the year, it is time for him to take off. He is in a great spot to do this as well. 

After 106 yards in the first five games, Mooney has 203 yards in the last four games. He put up 82 yards against the New Orleans Saints. Part of that is because he is getting healthy, part is because the Saints are weak in the slot

The Panthers are a bit more untested. On Sunday, we saw rookie Jammie Robinson man the slot for the first time. There is a good chance we see him there again. It is clear that Bagent is trusting Mooney, and he is getting healthy. Now, he gets a day-three draft pick in his rookie season, potentially making his first start. This could be when Mooney goes on a small tear, and he goes from 82 yards up to over 100 yards this week.