3 reasons Chicago Bears cannot lose to Carolina Panthers

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1. The Chicago Bears need to move up in the standings

If there is one game that the Chicago Bears had to circle as a must-win, this is it. They have the Carolina Panthers first-round pick. They knew the pick would be bad, but they did not know it would be this valuable to them. The Panthers have a real shot to pick first overall when you consider they are 0.5 games behind Arizona in the standings. Arizona has not had their bye weeks, and they are starting Kyler Murray moving forward, which should net a win or two.

The loser of this game may enter the driver's seat for the first overall pick. The Chicago Bears would like to pick first overall, but the good news is that they can keep winning and still do that. A lot of Bears fans want their team to lose to improve draft stock, but this week, all fans will be rooting for the win.

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A win improves the Bears' draft stock and keeps them on track for the number one overall pick. A loss does not hurt, but if they know Carolina is in the cellar, they can continue to focus on winning and not worry about draft position with their own pick. A loss to Carolina should mean big changes to look to the future and potentially keep losing. This game will set the stage for the rest of the season.