Following their dominating victory in the season opener, the Bears went on to lose their next two games versus the Saints and Packers. The team and its fans were down.
Despite being so early in the season, the Bears faced a must-win situation at home against the Panthers in Week 4. Both the Lions and Packers were undefeated, and the Bears knew they simply couldn't fall to 1-3.
But they responded in a big way, scoring a TD on offense, defense and special teams in beating Carolina 34-29.
Forte had a huge day for the Bears, rushing for 205 yards to bring the Bears back to .500 on the season at 2-2.
Devin Hester delivered two huge plays on special teams, returning a punt 69 yards for a touchdown and bringing back a kickoff 73 yards to set up Forte’s 17-yard TD run.
Meanwhile, the Bears defense yielded 543 total yards and failed to record a sack, but scored its second touchdown of the season when D.J. Moore picked off a Cam Newton pass and returned it 20 yards late in the first quarter.
The Bears won despite Cutler completing just 9-of- 17 passes for 102 yards with one interception and a 46.7 passer rating.