Carolina Panthers football returns this Thursday night in the Windy City. Yes, it won’t feature the starting units for very long, if any, but getting to match up against another team in live football action is still better than practicing against each other down in Spartanburg at training camp.
Carolina Panthers vs Chicago Bears Live
For Panthers fans, getting rid of the bad taste from a disappointing year and monumental collapse throughout the second half of 2018 can’t come soon enough. Quarterback Cam Newton underwent another shoulder procedure this offseason, but appears healthy and ready to roll moving forward. If all goes well, Newton should at least be in for a series this week.
Opposite Carolina, the Chicago Bears enjoyed an extremely successful campaign under new coach Matt Nagy last year. After parting ways with John Fox, who finished last in the NFC North during each of his three seasons, Nagy turned things around winning 12 games, the division and making the playoffs for the first time in eight years.
2019 PRESEASON: CAROLINA PANTHERS (0-0) at CHICAGO BEARS (0-0)
KICKOFF: Thursday, August 8 at 8:00 PM ET
TV: WCCB (Local) with Saturday (8/10) replay on NFL Network at 11:00am
As with any preseason game, getting a look at those battling for roster positions and hoping to contribute are fun to watch but this first opportunity presents a more unique scenario. For many, this game provides an opportunity to see the offseason additions alongside their Panthers teammates for the first time.