The Carolina Panthers are experiencing the best and worst situations in the NFL this week.
They lost to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, but they don’t have to hold out for long as they have a game on Thursday this week. Unfortunately, a four-day return to play doesn’t leave much time for players to recover from injuries (or general wear and tear from playing), and the Panthers are already struggling with injured players (currently on injured reserve). There are 12 people in the reserve).
The Panthers, who won just one of eight tries, had until Thursday to take care of everything before facing the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Fortunately for the Panthers, the Bears have their own problems.
While Panthers rookie quarterback Bryce Young has done a decent job (though not quite at the level of Houston’s CJ Stroud) and has improved over time, the Bears have fallen into quarterback purgatory. There is. Justin Fields hasn’t played since Week 6 due to a thumb injury, and the Bears started undrafted rookie Tyson Bagent in four straight games (including Thursday night’s contest). Fields was officially ruled out again Thursday, but it’s unclear when he will return.
The Panthers may be struggling at 1-7, but the Bears are flopping at 2-7. Who will come out on top?
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