CAROLINA (4-2) at CHICAGO (2-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE — Panthers by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Carolina 3-3, Chicago 4-2

SERIES RECORD — Bears lead 5-4

LAST MEETING — Panthers beat Bears 31-24, Oct. 5, 2014

LAST WEEK — Panthers lost to Eagles 28-23; Bears beat Ravens 27-24

AP PRO32 RANKING — Panthers No. 5, Bears No. 29

PANTHERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (22), PASS (17)

PANTHERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (4), RUSH (5), PASS (7)

BEARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (26), RUSH (3), PASS (28)

BEARS DEFENSE — OVERALL (6), RUSH (16), PASS (8)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Bears coach John Fox coached Panthers from 2002-10 and reached Super Bowl in 2003. ... Panthers coach Ron Rivera played nine seasons for Bears; later worked as Bears defensive coordinator. ... Panthers Cam Newton is second in NFL in yards rushing (161) among QBs behind Deshaun Watson (202). ... Panthers running backs limited to 1 yard rushing on 13 carries by Eagles. ... Carolina RB Jonathan Stewart has not rushed for touchdown this season. ... Rookie Christian McCaffrey leads all NFL RBs in receptions with 37. ... MLB David Mayo may start for Panthers with Luke Kuechly in NFL concussion protocol. ... DE Julius Peppers has 6 ½ sacks in six games since return to Carolina. Peppers one of five players since 1982 with 150 career sacks. ... Panthers have has 20 sacks, tied for second most in NFL, but only four takeaways. ... LB Thomas Davis is Panthers' all-time leading tackler with 1,121. ... K Graham Gano is 15 of 16 on field goal attempts. ... QB Mitchell Trubisky played college football at North Carolina. ... RB Jordan Howard ran for 167 yards last week vs. Ravens and is fifth in NFL rushing with 495 yards. ... Tarik Cohen last week became first Bears rookie RB to throw TD pass since Gale Sayers. ... TE Zach Miller has TD catch in last two games. ... DE Akiem Hicks has three sacks in last two games and eight sacks in last eight home games. ... LB Leonard Floyd has three sacks in last three games. ... S Adrian Amos had eight tackles and 90-yard interception return for touchdown last week. ... Bears allowing 24.7 points per game. ... Fantasy Tip: Howard has 995 yards from scrimmage and eight TDs rushing in last eight home games.

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