Matt Forte rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns, Julius Peppers led a ferocious defense and the Bears overcame four interceptions by backup quarterback Todd Collins to beat the winless Panthers 23-6 on Sunday.
Panthers WR Steve Smith will miss Carolina's Week Five game against the Bears with an ankle injury.
The Bears could get an opportunity to make an interception if Panthers QB Jimmy Clausen continues to stare down his receivers.
Panthers head coach John Fox called injured WR Steve Smith "day-to-day" at a press conference on Monday, but Smith's agent said the receiver likely will not play vs. the Bears in Week Five.
Changing quarterbacks two weeks into the season wasn't part of the Panthers' blueprint for success this year, but head coach John Fox named rookie Jimmy Clausen the starter after Matt Moore played poorly in both games.
There's a poorly kept secret that Panthers head coach John Fox is in his final year with the team, and his coaching decisions don't suggest anything different.
The Panthers' starting QB job was going to be Jimmy Clausen's sooner or later, and with things looking as bad as they do on offense, it's hard to argue with John Fox's decision.
Rookie Jimmy Clausen will start for the Panthers in Week Three, replacing Matt Moore.
The expected return to action of Panthers QB Matt Moore following a concussion is good news for rookie Jimmy Clausen, who isn't ready to take over the starting job, according to NFC South Whispers.
Panthers QB Matt Moore, who left Sunday's loss to the Giants with a concussion, was back on the practice field on Wednesday.
Panthers QB Matt Moore may have suffered a concussion in Week One, but he'll be the team's starter in Week Two if he's cleared to play.
The Panthers were awful at the things they have done well in the past — running the ball, protecting the quarterback — in their loss to the Giants.
The Panthers have kept QB Tony Pike on the 53-man roster and have cut Hunter Cantwell.
Rookie QB Jimmy Clausen learned he will have to play the 2010 season through the pain in his right big toe.
Speculation that Jimmy Clausen would challenge incumbent Matt Moore for a starting job has mostly died down since the spring, and now he'll need a strong showing just to win the backup job.
The Panthers have agreed to terms with second-round pick Jimmy Clausen on a four-year deal, according to reports.
Reports indicate rookie Jimmy Clausen turned heads in his first minicamp and could push Matt Moore for the starting spot in training camp, but we hear the job is still Moore's to lose.
The draft is in the rearview mirror, but here are five veteran players who could be looking over their shoulders with rookies gunning for their jobs.