Three necessities to a Bears victory against the Carolina Panthers in Week 5:
SET THE TONE
No. 1 Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams has not practiced this week because of an ankle injury in a Week 4 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. No.
"Riverboat Ron" Rivera's defending NFC South champions, like the Bears, are battling through injuries.
161. 4 yards per game, 2,583 yards total. Eleven 100-yard individual performances allowed (six of 198 or more).