The odds were stacked against the Bears defense heading into Sunday's matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.
The pass rush is always a factor against a team like Atlanta that is 63 percent pass.
Beset with injury issues, the linebacker group played a generally without the embarrassments of numerous other areas.
In what turned out to be a costly mistake, the Bears let the Panthers hang around all afternoon on Sunday.
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.