Matt Forte gets Bears out to early lead on Panthers

AP

The Panthers have decided to run a more conventional offense today, but it’s the Bears who are running it better.

Bears running back Matt Forte has 44 yards on his first four carries, including a 13-yard touchdown, as the Bears have taken a 7-0 lead.

Jay Cutler threw an interception early, forcing one to a triple-covered Brandon Marshall.

The Panthers have opened the game running actual I-formation run plays with Jonathan Stewart, but haven’t gone far.