1:00 PM ET, November 20, 2005
CHICAGO (AP) -- Nathan Vasher didn't set a record this time -- he set the tone.
|It was over when ...|
|Robbie Gould's 39-yard field goal gave the Bears a 13-0 lead midway through the second quarter. With Chicago's emphasis on running the ball coupled with its stingy defense, an early deficit is a death wish against these Bears.||Game ball goes to ...|
|Chicago defensive back Nathan Vasher. Vasher picked off two Jake Delhomme passes on Sunday, setting the tone for a low-scoring Bears win.||ESPN's take ...|
Before the season I couldn't even imagine the Bears competing with the elite of the NFC, but not only are they competing, they are kicking their butts. This team defensively crushed the Panthers and played well on offense also. Muhsin Muhammad had a great game and gave his young quarterback support. The Bears are for real.
-- Eric Allen
Carolina lost starting middle linebacker Dan Morgan to a sprained left ankle about five minutes into the game. Morgan, the team leader with 74 tackles, was helped off the field after a run by the Bears' Thomas Jones. ... Several Panthers, including Smith, hugged Muhammad after the game and posed for pictures. ... After fumbling three punts against San Francisco, the Bears' Bobby Wade returned three for three yards.
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Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.8||4.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||3:10||Muhsin Muhammad 3 Yd Pass From Kyle Orton (Robbie Gould Kick) |
Drive: 3 plays, 8 yds, :44
|FG||9:19||Robbie Gould 33 Yd |
Drive: 4 plays, 3 yds, :50
|FG||7:08||Robbie Gould 39 Yd |
Drive: 8 plays, 44 yds, 3:26
|FG||6:29||John Kasay 38 Yd |
Drive: 11 plays, 61 yds, 5:46