Carolina Panthers VS Chicago Bears
Throughout all this, the teams that overcome that kind of adversity are the teams that will win. The Panthers overcame about as much adversity as a team could in their 20-17 victory to open the house to the Bears last Sunday, September 14.
The same determination as the Panthers demonstrated a week ago, winning their San Diego home opener on a last second touchdown pass from Jake Delhomme to Dante Rosario, they managed to dig an even deeper hole to improve its record of 2- 0.
Sunday the Panthers battled back from a first half filled with penalties and other mixed mistakes villains, including allowing a punt to be blocked and returned for the first touchdown of the game to help bear an advantage of 10 3 range (later to 17-3 early in the third quarter).
This does not bypass the Bears. They opened the season with a convincing win over the Colts in Indianapolis. They have an impressive rookie running back Matt Forte, who rushed for a high 92 yards Sunday game and they have a very talented defense, we have said it before (previous preseason NFL - Chicago).
The Panthers were simply inferior through two quarters. Muhsin Muhammad finished with five receptions for 59 yards, making him the 29th in NFL history to reach 10,000 career receiving yards, but he was not alone, 3 for 3 Jake Delhomme and running back Jonathan Stewart gave the Panthers a boost in the second half after the team managed just 47 total yards in the first two quarters. The rookie finished with 77 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries.
After five full series Panther included two touchdowns. last series of five Chicago ended in three punts, a fumble and a turnover on downs, creating a result that showed how both the offense and defense picked each other and led the team when the other side needed it most.