Recap - Panthers Defeat Chicago 23-13

Carolina earned a 23-13 victory over Chicago on Thursday in Pre-Season Week 1 action at Soldier Field.

Carolina was an underdog by +3.0 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 35.5.

Elijah Holyfield rushed for 26 yards, while Reggie Bonnafon added 23 yards in the win. Andre Levrone and Cameron Artis-Payne added 51 and 30 receiving yards respectively.

Kerrith Whyte Jr. rushed for 35 yards for Chicago, while David Montgomery added 16 yards. Tyler Bray threw for 85 yards for the Bears, while receivers Ian Bunting and David Montgomery had 77 and 30 yards respectively.

Chicago was outgained by Carolina 269-252 yards in Thursday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 18-13 by the Panthers.

Carolina led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 31:00-29:00 split in that important category.

Carolina heads into a Pre-Season Week 2 battle against the Bills. Chicago, meanwhile, will have their next action against NY Giants.

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