It was a battle of two NFL groups on the backside of the barrel on Thursday night time, however the Chicago Bears do not thoughts selecting up its third win of the season as they defeated the Carolina Panthers, 16-13.

The Bears at the moment are 3-7 on the season, whereas the Panthers fall to 1-8 as their struggles underneath new head coach Frank Reich proceed. 

This low-scoring bout started with two straight punts, one from every crew. Nevertheless, the third punt led to this sport’s first factors, and it wasn’t cheers coming from the Solider Area trustworthy. 


D'Onta Foreman celebrates touchdown

D’Onta Foreman #21 of the Chicago Bears celebrates after a landing through the third quarter towards the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Area on November 09, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. (Quinn Harris/Getty Photographs)

Moans and groans showered the sector.

Ihmir Smith-Marsette was again deep within the Panthers’ zone awaiting the punt from the Bears’ Trenton Gill. After catching it clear, Smith-Marsette averted a number of tackles that delivered some daylight to run by way of. 

After shimmying previous one other defender, Smith-Marsette had a transparent path towards the top zone with solely Gill to beat. And that’s precisely what he did, shedding the deal with and stepping into the top zone for a 79-yard landing. 

It’s the second primetime sport in a row a punt return kicked off the scoring, because the Los Angeles Chargers did so to the New York Jets on Monday night time. 


Rookie quarterback Tyson Bagent, getting his fourth profession begin rather than the injured Justin Fields, and the Bears had been capable of reply with a area purpose to chop into the lead. Nevertheless, the Panthers and their rookie quarterback, first-overall choose Bryce Younger, did the identical. 

There wasn’t a lot offense aside from a pair extra Bears area targets, which minimize the result in one on the finish of the primary half. It wasn’t till halfway by way of the third quarter when the Bears had been capable of lastly get into the top zone. 

It was D’Onta Foreman, the veteran working again who performed for the Panthers final 12 months, that continues to have a stable run in Chicago. He did what he does greatest, smashing by way of tacklers to choose up further yardage and he discovered the top zone from 4 yards out to make it 16-10 in favor of the house crew. 

To start the fourth quarter, although, the Panthers had been capable of minimize the Bears’ result in three with one other area purpose from Eddy Pineiro. 

Bryce Young looks to throw

Bryce Younger #9 of the Carolina Panthers seems to move through the fourth quarter towards the Chicago Bears at Soldier Area on November 09, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Michael Reaves/Getty Photographs)

After forcing a Bears punt, Younger was trying to ship a possible game-winning drive, and he killed tons of fourth-quarter clock to start out marching downfield. However, after the Bears received an important third-and-10 cease that just about resulted in an interception for Younger, Reich determined to go for a 59-yard area purpose to tie the sport. 

Pineiro lined it up, however he did not have sufficient leg to make it. 

The Bears would make Carolina spend their timeouts, and Foreman helped run the clock out to gather the win. Bagent’s move to Darnell Mooney on third down received the ultimate first down wanted to kneel it out. 

Foreman had 21 carries for 80 yards together with his landing run that grew to become the game-winner. Bagent was 20-of-33 by way of the air for 162 yards, discovering ex-Panther D.J. Moore, who Carolina traded this offseason to maneuver up within the draft to get Younger out of Alabama, 5 instances for 58 yards. 

For the Panthers, Younger struggled with solely 185 yards on 21-of-38 with no touchdowns scored on offense. The Panthers additionally had simply 43 yards on the bottom.  

Tyson Bagent signals touchdown

Tyson Bagent #17 of the Chicago Bears celebrates after a landing by D’Onta Foreman #21 through the third quarter towards the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Area on November 09, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. (Michael Reaves/Getty Photographs)


The Bears could have a harder job subsequent week after they see the Detroit Lions on the street, whereas the Panthers will return residence to face the Dallas Cowboys subsequent Sunday. 

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