Bears take down Panthers in primetime

A strong performance by the defense and a go-ahead touchdown by D'Onta Foreman propelled the Bears to a 16-13 win over the Panthers Thursday night at Soldier Field.

The Bears defense held Carolina without a touchdown while permitting only 213 total yards and 12 first downs and registering three sacks.

Foreman scored the game's only offensive touchdown on a 4-yard run that gave the Bears a 16-10 lead midway through the third quarter. It came on a drive that had started at the Panthers' 38 after the defense forced a three-and-out inside Carolina's 10

Eddy Piñeiro's 39-yard field goal cut the deficit to 16-13 early in the fourth quarter, but his potential game-tying 59-yard attempt fell well short with 1:35 remaining.

With the victory, the Bears improved to 3-7 and are 3-3 since their 0-4 start

"I really thought that we played some good complementary football," said coach Matt Eberflus

After committing five turnovers in last Sunday's loss to the Saints, the Bears offense played a clean game with no turnovers and no sacks allowed. Quarterback Tyson Bagent, making his fourth straight start in place of the injured Justin Fields, completed 20 of 33 passes for 162 yards and a 73.0 passer rating.

Two former Panthers helped fuel the Bears offense, with Foreman rushing for 80 yards on 21 carries and DJ Moore catching five passes for a game-high 58 yards.