Panthers vs. Bears: What to expect, prediction and best bets

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The Carolina Panthers could get a fourth-straight win with success over the Chicago Bears on Sunday, but how will the game go?

All eyes will be on Bank of America Stadium on Sunday as two of the NFL’s surprise packages through Week 5 lock horns. The Carolina Panthers are looking to secure a fourth consecutive victory of their remarkable run against the Chicago Bears, who come into the game on the back of an impressive win over the fancied Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

This has the potential to be another statement game for the Carolina Panthers and their new head coach Matt Rhule. The former Baylor man has made an impressive start to life at the next level and seems to have everybody pulling in the same direction, which was clearly missing during the final few months of Ron Rivera’s reign.

It will be interesting to see how the Panthers get on with a little more expectations on their shoulders this weekend. They are largely favored with betting firms across the country, albeit slightly, and the time for sneaking up on opposing teams who may have listened too much to the preseason doom and gloom surrounding the organization has been and gone.

Confidence could not be higher in Carolina. Their new-look roster has clicked into place after taking their time to blend together over the first fortnight of the campaign. And they are being led superbly by a coaching staff that is also gaining plenty of notoriety despite not having any previous experience in the NFL.

Let’s take a look at what we can expect from the game, best bets ahead of the contest, and a score prediction.