4 Panthers players who disappointed in Week 6 loss vs. the Bears

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Teddy Bridgewater and Matt Rhule
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Teddy Bridgewater – Carolina Panthers QB

There was plenty of hype surrounding Teddy Bridgewater in the national media prior to their contest against the Bears. But this didn’t transition onto the field.

The quarterback struggled throughout most of the game, which is something that can be said for most players that come up against Chicago’s outstanding defensive front. Bridgewater was sacked four times and was hurried on plenty of throws, something that saw his NFL-leading pass completion percentage drop almost 20 percent from what we’ve seen this season.

This was all that the Cam Newton loyalists needed to get their freshly polished knives back out, even though he didn’t fare much better for the New England Patriots in their defeat to the Denver Broncos.

Bridgewater will know full-well that every performance will be dissected thoroughly by those who wanted the 2015 NFL MVP to have one more shot at turning the Panthers around. Those people were noticeably quiet over the last few weeks, but it didn’t take them long to come back out of the woodwork on Sunday.

That being said, the big-money signing during free agency needs to perform better. Bridgewater eventually finished the game with a 55.17 completion percentage, 216 passing yards, no touchdowns, two interceptions, and was sacked four times on his way to a 50.4 quarterback rating.

One positive for Bridgewater was his mobility out of the pocket, which saw the signal-caller attain 48 rushing yards from eight attempts.