4 keys to victory for the Panthers vs. the Bears in Week 6

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Get the ball out quickly

Gaining yards on the Chicago Bears is not an easy task, no matter how many weapons the Carolina Panthers have at their disposal. Offensive coordinator Joe Brady must come up with the right sort of gameplan to counteract this threat, which is sure to involve quarterback Teddy Bridgewater getting the ball out of his hands quickly.

Fortunately for the Panthers, they have three wideouts who have no trouble getting separation at the earliest opportunity. Robby Anderson, D.J. Moore, and Curtis Samuel are arguably the NFL’s best receiving trio and how they perform is going to be crucial to any success that comes Carolina’s way.

Anderson has long been known for his ability to make a difference on deep routes. But his elite route-running is something which has really caught the eye during a start to life with the Panthers that has more than exceeded expectations.

Someone else who can help in this area is Mike Davis. The former Bear is looking to build on a sensational performance at the Falcons and get one over on his old team in the process. But this might be the last time he fills a starting role with All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey close to a return.

Short, quick passes will limit the Bears pass-rushers. But it is essential that Bridgewater goes through his reads quickly.