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Carolina Panthers vs Chicago Bears face off on Sunday with the Bears looking to continue their good start to the season, where as the Panthers will be looking to try and turn things around. The game starts at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.
The Panthers are coming into this Week 8 encounter on the back of a 19-14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. That left them with a record of 1-5 and their season is quickly becoming one to forget.
The Bears meanwhile are high on confidence, coming into this game with a 5-1 record and winning four straight games, beating some of the best teams in the NFL, including St Louis Rams, Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions.
Offensively the teams are surprisingly comparable with the Panthers posting 335.5 yards per game on average, where as the Bears are just a shade ahead with 337.8 yards per game.
The conversion of yards gained to points scored is where the Panthers are shown up, however. Carolina have scored just 17.7 points per game, compared to the Bears' 27.0 points per game.
Defensively the Panthers are a mess, conceding an uncomfortable 366.2 yards per game. They are allowing more than 120 yards per game on the ground, as well as 245.8 yards per game in the air. That has caused immense damage to the scoreboard for the Panthers, who on average are conceding 24 points per game. It's not hard to see why they are 1-5.
Coming on the road against the high flying Bears is probably the last fixture the Panthers would have wanted, and if they continue their poor defensive displays they will quickly be able to chalk this match up as another in the loss category.
Carolina Panthers vs Chicago Bears will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.