Ahead of the 2020 NFL regular season, with the Carolina Panthers undergoing a complete rebuild and the Chicago Bears still trying to figure out their quarterback situation, it’s safe to say this wasn’t the Week 6 matchup many had circled on their calendars.
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)
TV: FOX | Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
That’s all changed though, with Matt Rhule and Teddy Bridgewater enjoying an exciting 3-2 start and readying to face off against a 4-1 Bears team now led by Nick Foles, the veteran using his magic to hand losses to two NFC South teams already — namely the Atlanta Falcons and the Tom Brady-led Buccaneers. Foles is looking to keep his rout of the south alive, but Bridgewater and his new favorite weapon Robby Anderson has other plans. Watch live stream free!
This is as close to a pick ’em as you’ll find this week, with the Panthers entering as just one-point favorites to defeat Chicago at Bank of America Stadium, per William Hill Sportsbook. Before you place your bets, make sure you check out our CBS Sports expert picks to give yourself the best possible chance to walk away a winner.
Anything can happen in this NFC clash between two teams that are both trying to send a message to the other, and to the rest of the NFL in the process. Don’t miss a second of the NFC action in the live blog below.
How to watch
After a two-game homestand, the Chicago Bears will be on the road. They will square off against the Carolina Panthers at 1 p.m. ET Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. Chicago has a defense that allows only 20 points per game, so Carolina’s offense will have their work cut out for them.
The Bears dodged a bullet last week, finishing off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-19. No one had a standout game offensively for Chicago, but they got scores from RB David Montgomery and TE Jimmy Graham. QB Nick Foles ended up with a passer rating of 123.10.
Meanwhile, Carolina beat the Atlanta Falcons 23-16 last week. Among those leading the charge for Carolina was RB Mike Davis, who snatched one receiving TD.
Special teams collected 11 points for the Panthers. K Joey Slye delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Their wins bumped the Bears to 4-1 and Carolina to 3-2. One last thing to keep an eye on: six of Chicago’s points in their last matchup came from rushes on the left side of the field. That’s bad news for Carolina, who had a hard time containing the rush on the left side of the field against Atlanta.