Gould Field Goal Lifts Bears Over Panthers
The Bears were trailing 19-7 in the fourth when the game turned in a big way.
Chicago (6-1) took over on the Carolina 38 after Brad Nortman shanked a 6-yard punt, and Jay Cutler connected with Kellen Davis on a 12-yard scoring pass with just under seven minutes left.
Then, on Carolina’s next play from scrimmage, Steve Smith slipped on a pass pattern and Tim Jennings returned his second interception of the game 25 yards for the go-ahead score.
Cam Newton then drove the Panthers to the Chicago 27, and Justin Medlock’s 45-yard field goal hit the right upright and went through to put Carolina (1-6) ahead 22-20 with 2:27 remaining.
Cutler then came up with the winning drive, moving from the Bears 25 to the Panthers 23 before Gould nailed his game-winner. The Panthers lost their fifth straight game.
Source: Associated Press