Matt Forte rushed for a career-high 205 yards and a touchdown as the Bears were able to hold off the pesky Panthers, 34-29. Jay Cutler didn't do much, completing nine passes for 107 yards and an interception as Chicago improved 2-and-2. Marion Barber also scored once on the ground, while Devin Hester returned a 69-yard punt to the house. Hester's runback gave him an NFL record eleven career punt return TDs.
Cam Newton threw for 374 yards, a TD, and a pick, which was returned for a touchdown. Newton added two TD's on the ground. Steve Smith caught eight balls for 181 yards, but Greg Olsen recorded the touchdown grab against his former team. Carolina fell to 1-and-3. The Bears head to Detroit next week to meet the Lions on Monday Night Football.