4 big takeaways from Panthers loss vs the Bears in Week 6

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Teddy Bridgewater
(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Teddy Bridgewater /
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The Carolina Panthers struggled on offense

Coming up against the Bears defense is not an easy proposition. But the Carolina Panthers simply shot themselves in the foot too many times.

Whatever mistakes could be made, the Panthers seemed to manage it. Whether this was penalties, dropped passes, missed blocking assignments, or bad play-calling in crucial situations, it was just a poor day at the office all round.

This was something of a surprise, especially when one considers how well the Panthers have moved the ball so far this season. They had to work hard for every single yard, which was expected against a unit that has been firing on all cylinders in no uncertain terms.

They did try valiantly to make the most out of the opportunities that came their way in the second half. But silly mistakes were the order of the day and this simply has to change ahead of their huge task at the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7.

It was amazing that the Panthers were in the game late on considering the errors being made. Two chances in the fourth quarter to tie the game were blown by Teddy Bridgewater, who overthrew D.J. Moore for a big gain and followed this up with an interception on the final drive that condemned Carolina to a first defeat in four games.