Panthers 3, Bears 0
Score: Olindo Mare, 29-yard field goal; 9:39 left in first quarter.
Drive: 10 plays, 65 yards; 5:26 time of possession
The play: DeAngelo Williams' 26-yard run to the Bears' 17.
Fact: Williams rushed for 43 yards on the opening drive.
Panthers 3, Bears 3
Score: Robbie Gould, 20-yard field goal; 4:23 left in first quarter
Drive: 9 plays, 78 yards; 5:15 time of possession
The play: On the second play from scrimmage, Matt Forte ran 46 yards around right end to the Carolina 29.
Fact: All 8 plays on the drive were runs.
Bears 10, Panthers 3
Score: D.J. Moore, 20-yard interception return; Gould kick; 3:20 left in first quarter
Fact: The Bears came into the game with a 15-4 record when the defense scores.
Bears 10, Panthers 10
Score: Cam Newton, 1-yard run; Mare kick; 14:55 left in second quarter
Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards; 3:25 time of possession
The play: Newton connected with Steve Smith for 53 yards to the Bears' 1.
Fact: That catch vaulted Smith into the top spot in franchise history in reception yards.
Bears 17, Panthers 10
Score: Matt Forte, 17-yard run; Gould kick; 13:24 left in second quarter
Drive: 3 plays, 36 yards; 1:31 time of possession
The play: Devin Hester set up the Bears up in primo position with a 73-yard kickoff return.
Fact: Hester's return was his longest at Soldier Field since 2007.
Bears 24, Panthers 10
Score: Hester, 69-yard punt return; Gould kick; 11:32 left in second quarter
Fact: It was Hester's 11th punt return for a touchdown.
Bears 24, Panthers 17
Score: Newton, 2-yard run; Mare kick; 6:29 left in second quarter
Drive: 8 plays, 64 yards; 5:03 time of possession
Play: The drive began with Newton connecting with Smith for 26 yards to the Bears' 38.
Fact: Smith finished the first half with 6 catches for 132 yards.
Bears 24, Panthers 20
Score: Mare, 39-yard field goal; six seconds left in first half
Drive: 7 plays, 55 yards; 2:26 time of possession
The play: Smith started the drive with a 26-yard reception to midfield.
Fact: Smith has 35 games with 100 or more reception yards.
Bears 24, Panthers 23
Score: Mare, 38-yard field goal; 14:55 left in fourth quarter
Drive: 7 plays, 73 yards; 2:36 time of possession
The play: Newton got out of trouble early by connecting with Jeremy Shockey for 26 yards to the Carolina 33-yard line.
Fact: Mare had a tough day with a miss from long range and a blocked field goal.
Bears 27, Panthers 23
Score: Gould, 24-yard field goal; 5:41 left in game
Drive: 12 plays, 52 yards, 6:42 time of possession
The play: On fourth-and-1 from midfield, Forte gained 4 yards to pick up a crucial first down.
Fact: Forte finished with 205 rushing yards.
Bears 34, Panthers 23
Score: Marion Barber, 3-yard run; Gould kick; 1:23 left in game
Drive: 3 plays, 43 yards, 0:25 time of possession
The play: Forte's 40-yard scamper put the Bears on the Carolina 3.
Fact: Barber has to work on his celebratory back flips.
Bears 34, Panthers 29
Score: Greg Olsen, 3-yard pass from Newton; 2-point conversion failed; four seconds left in game
The play: Newton and Smith combined again, this time for a 27-yard gain to the Bears' 12.
Fact: Olsen finished with 5 catches for 50 yards.
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