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Stats and Superlatives: Panthers fall in Chicago



The Panthers

  • Fell to 4-6 in all-time meetings with the Bears. Carolina is now 0-5 at Soldier Field in the regular season, with the Panthers' lone win in Chicago a victory in the 2005 Divisional Playoff.    
  • Allowed a franchise record low five first downs. The last time an NFL team held an opponent to five or fewer first downs in a loss was when the Jaguars gave up five to the Titans during a 24-17 defeat on Dec. 17, 2006.   
  • Gave up 153 total yards, a franchise record low in a loss.  
  • Had a 38:35 time of possession, a franchise record high in a loss. 
  • Tied a franchise record for fewest completions allowed. The other time they gave up just four completions was when Buffalo's Jim Kelly went 4-of-21 in a 31-9 Bills' win on Sept. 10, 1995. 
  • Played 37 defensive snaps, the fewest they've ever faced in the regular season. 
  • Extended their franchise record long drought to six games without an interception. 
  • Were penalized four times, bringing their season total to 29, by far the fewest of teams that have played seven games.   
    The Bears

Were limited to 68 rushing yards after averaging 167.8 yards on the ground over their previous four games. 



  • QB Cam Newton, who gained 50 yards on nine carries, led Carolina in rushing for the second straight game. 
  • RB Christian McCaffrey, who caught seven passes, now has 44 receptions as a rookie. That's the most by any Panther through the first seven weeks of a season.
  • CB Captain Munnerlyn picked up his second sack in as many games. Munnerlyn had just one sack in his previous three seasons with the Vikings. 
  • P Michael Palardy averaged a season-best 52.6 yards on five punts.    Bears
  • LB Christian Jones had a game-high 11 tackles, his most since he racked up 13 against the Saints on Dec. 15, 2014. 
  • DB Eddie Jackson became the first player in NFL history with two defensive touchdowns of 75-plus yards.   

View the top photos from Panthers at Bears by team photographer Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez.

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