The 5-1 Chicago Bears will take on the 1-5 Carolina Panthers this Sunday. The game will take place at Soldier Field in Chicago as the Bears try to stay atop the NFC North Division. The two teams are set to meet with a 1 PM ET kickoff on FOX. Chicago comes into the game with the momentum as they continue to play well on both sides of the ball. The Panthers are meanwhile folding, and have been visibly rattled by their poor play.
Chicago is coming off a 13-7 win against the Lions Monday night. They did not flash brilliance on offense, but did do a terrific job defensively against a strong Lions offense. Jay Cutler stayed in the game despite a big hit he took from Lions defensive tackle Suh. Many probably thought the frail and erratic acting quarterback would sit out the game, but he showed some advancement in his leadership by returning to the game.
Carolina, on the other hand, saw their leader falling apart after their week 7 loss to the Cowboys. They lost that game 19-14 and after the game Cam described a team that he could not understand but that had to change quickly. Some thought it sounded like Newton was calling out the offensive coordinator during his press conference as he kept talking about the play calling. Clearly, the two quarterbacks are going in opposite directions. However, it still seems like the Panthers always have a fighting chance with the dynamic Newton at the helm. Sunday we will find out how bad the Bears want it.