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Panthers hope to get back on the winning track with a trip to Chicago

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The Panthers look to rebound from a 28-23 loss to the Eagles last Thursday night.

The Panthers are back on the road in this week’s matchup with the Chicago Bears, but they’ve had a few extra days rest after their Thursday night loss against the Eagles in Week 6. Hopefully those few days will benefit the Panthers and help them pick up the pieces after their prime time loss last week.

The Panthers are struggling on offense right now because they can’t run the dang ball. Cam Newton was the team’s primary running back last Thursday night, and if they want to have success this Sunday that simply cannot happen. The Panthers will need to find their rushing attack again for them to have any chance at putting something together on offense.

The Bears are rebuilding this year and are rolling with rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, so this probably should be a game the Panthers win. Nothing is guaranteed in the NFL, and teams don’t win games on paper so anything’s possible, but this one should go Carolina’s way unless something completely weird happens.

Don’t rule that out, though. This is Carolina we’re talking about.

Score prediction: Panthers 23 - Bears 10

For more on what to expect from the Bears, let’s see what our friends at Windy City Gridiron have to say.

h/t to Windy City Gridiron for the Bears season preview

Notable free agent additions: Prince Amukamara (CB), Quintin Demps (S), Marcus Cooper (CB), Mike Glennon (QB), Dion Sims (TE), Markus Wheaton (WR), Kendall Wright (WR), Victor Cruz (WR), Jaye Howard (DL)

Notable free agent departures: Alshon Jeffery (WR), Jay Cutler (QB)

Trades: None

Draft picks expected to contribute as rookies

Adam Shaheen (TE), Tarik Cohen (RB), Eddie Jackson (FS/PR)

Biggest offseason addition

It’s all about the quarterback in the NFL, so veteran free agent Mike Glennon and rookie Mitchell Trubisky, not to mention backup Mark Sanchez, will give the Bears a brand new QB room.

Biggest storyline heading into training camp

The Bears moved up in the draft for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, so the ‘when will he play’ narrative will be front and center all camp long.

Under-the-radar storyline heading into training camp

The Bears revamped their wide receivers and secondary, so watching how those two position groups will shape up will be interesting.

Notable injuries heading into training camp

Starting inside linebacker Danny Trevathan may have to start the season on the PUP list, but other than that, the Bears are relatively healthy heading into camp.