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Week 10 Game Preview: Panthers at Bears

DJ Chark Jr.

CHARLOTTE – The Panthers (1-7) are on Thursday Night Football this week. 

Carolina plays the Chicago Bears (2-7) at 8:15 p.m. ET on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. 

Scroll below for more information on the matchup, series history, and stats comparison.

Game Reset

History: Panthers vs. Bears

  • Carolina and Chicago have played 10 times in the regular season. The Bears lead the series 7-3. | Series history
  • The Panthers lost their last matchup with the Bears, 23-16, in 2020.
  • The Bears lead the series, 5-0, when played in the regular season in Chicago.

Statistical Comparison

Table inside Article
Category Carolina Chicago Bears
Offense
Total Yards Per Game 283.4 (28th) 325.9 (19th)
Rushing Yards Per Game 96.3 (24th) 135.3 (4th)
Rushing Yards Per Attempt 3.9 (20th) 4.6 (6th)
Passing Net Yards Per Game 187.1 (27th) 190.6 (24th)
Sacks Allowed 29 (t-28th) 30 (30th)
Third Down Efficiency 40.0 (16th) 44.1 (7th)
Points Per Game 17.5 (27th) 20.9 (19th)
Defense
Total Yards Allowed Per Game 310.0 (8th) 336.6 (19th)
Rushing Yards Per Game 131.8 (28th) 79.7 (4th)
Rushing Yards Per Attempt 4.4 (25th) 3.3 (1st)
Passing Net Yards Per Game 178.3 (4th) 256.9 (28th)
Sacks 17 (t-25th) 10 (32nd)
Takeaways 7 (31st) 9 (t-24th)
Third Down Efficiency 34.7 (6th) 48.7 (32nd)
Points Allowed Per Game 28.3 (t-31st) 26.9 (28th)

Statistical milestones to watch in 2023

  • Outside linebacker Brian Burns (52) needs five tackles for loss to pass Kawann Short for fourth all-time in Panther history.
  • Wide receiver Adam Thielen (596) needs four receptions to become the fifth undrafted player in the common draft era with at least 600 career receptions.
  • Defensive end Derrick Brown (181) needs four total tackles to pass Sean Gilbert for eighth all-time in Panther history for a defensive lineman.
  • Punter Johnny Hekker (342) needs five punts downed inside the 20-yard line to pass Kevin Huber (346) for 12th all-time in league history.
  • Tackle Taylor Moton has played in 106 consecutive games and counting as a Carolina Panther. His streak ranks fourth in franchise history and first among non-specialists.

Matchup notes

  • Carolina hits the road in Week 10 looking for their first regular season win in the Windy City in a Thursday night clash in the Windy City against the Chicago Bears.
  • All time, this will mark the 11th regular season matchup between the two teams with the Bears leading the series 7-3, including a 5-0 record in Chicago. The two teams last squared off in 2020 at Bank of America Stadium where the Bears defeated Carolina, 23-16. This will mark the Panthers first trip to Chicago since 2017.
  • The Panthers lone win in Chicago came in the divisional round of the 2005 playoffs (29-21).
  • The Panthers enter Week 10 with a 1-7 record after falling to the Indianapolis Colts, 27-13. Carolina has a 5-9 all-time record in games played on Thursday nights. They have won two consecutive Thursday night contests, defeating the Houston Texans in 2021 and the Atlanta Falcons in 2022.
  • The Chicago Bears enter the week with a 2-7 record after falling on the road to the New Orleans Saints, 24-17. The Bears have an 0-2 record against the NFC South this season after their loss to the Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2 (27-17).

Carolina is 4-6 all-time against the Chicago Bears.

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