Carolina Panthers: Week 6 awards in loss vs. the Bears

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The Carolina Panthers may have looked sluggish at moments and uninspired, but there’s still room for player awards after the game.

The Carolina Panthers lost their first game in four weeks against a formidable Bears team, who currently occupy first place in the NFC North.

Carolina’s offense struggled the entire game as it took the Panthers until the fourth quarter to score their first touchdown. Lacking much of an identity in their bid to move the chains and with no player stepping up to lead the team back into the ball game, they never really got going.

On the defensive side, the Panthers held up for the most part but were put in difficult positions as the first score they gave up came after an interception, which resulted in the Bears offense getting the ball at the seven-yard line.

Overall, the defense had more bright spots Sunday by giving the offense a final shot at sending the game into overtime.

The good thing is the Panthers are a young team, and losing to a 5-1 Bears team is not something to freak out about. Carolina will have plenty of chances to bounce back, and this year is more about growth and development than anything else.

It might feel weird handing out awards after a loss, but here we go. Here are some individual accolades for the Panthers team following their third defeat of the 2020 season.