Who's going to win?
Each week in the NFL, fans and media members alike share their opinions and make their game picks.
This year, Panthers.com is showing you what Madden 18 has to say. This week, the Panthers visit the Chicago Bears on what is forecast to be a soggy Sunday. The Panthers found the end zone twice in the opening half, then let their defense do the rest in a 23-12 victory.
The Bears struck first with a pair of Connor Barth field goals, but Carolina took control in the second quarter. The Panthers got the running game going with a 112-yard day for Jonathan Stewart but got in the end zone courtesy of the pass. Kelvin Benjamin struck first with a 13-yard touchdown grab, then Cam Newton hit Russell Shepard in stride on a slant for a 66-yard score and a 17-6 halftime lead.
Barth kept Chicago within striking distance after halftime with two more field goals, but Graham Gano helped keep the Bears at bay with two kicks of his own. Stewart and tight end Ed Dickson (90 receiving yards) helped keep the chains moving, and a defense paced by Thomas Davis' 10 tackles kept the Bears out of the end zone the entire game while holding rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky to 102 passing yards.
View images of the Panthers from Madden 18 gameplay.