The Panthers lost another close one to the Bears Sunday afternoon and now fall to 1-3 in Cam Newton's rookie season.
They were without cornerback Chris Gamble and that void ended up affecting the run defense more so than it did to the pass defense. Matt Forte ran easily on this defense and it ended up being too much for the Panthers to overcome.
Nonetheless, it was an impressive performance by this young team against a very solid group of veterans. If the offense played like it did this week on a more consistent basis, they will win the majority of the time.
Here are some notes to take away from the game.