1:00 PM ET, September 14, 2008
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
• The Panthers started the season 2-0 for the first time since 2003 but won those two games by a combined five points.
• The Bears gained 151 yards on their first two drives with eight first downs, scoring once and fumbling once. They then gained 105 yards on their final 11 drives of the game, with just four first downs.
• Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart scored his first two NFL touchdowns, both in the second half. He finished with 77 yards on 14 carries, good for 5.5 yards per carry.
-- ESPN research
Smith said he did not know the severity of Hester's injury. ... The Bears took a 7-0 lead 2 minutes in when Jason Baker's punt was blocked by Darrell McClover and Brandon Lloyd returned it 9 yards for a TD. ... Geoff Hangartner started at left guard for Carolina in place of Travelle Wharton (knee).
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.1||3.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||13:00||Brandon Lloyd 9 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Robbie Gould Kick)||7||0|
|FG||09:09||Robbie Gould 26 Yd||10||0|
|FG||00:12||John Kasay 37 Yd||10||3|
|TD||09:23||Jason Mckie 1 Yd Run (Robbie Gould Kick)||17||3|
|FG||05:23||John Kasay 45 Yd||17||6|
|TD||02:18||Jonathan Stewart 4 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||17||13|
|TD||03:52||Jonathan Stewart 1 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||17||20|