Former Bears General Manager Jerry Angelo admitted this week that trading Greg Olsen to the Panthers in 2011 was a mistake.
And just as Steve Smith did to the Panthers last week, Olsen made his old team pay for it Sunday.
The Panthers tight end caught a pair of touchdown passes as they came back from a two-touchdown deficit for a 31-24 win over the Bears.
The Panthers tightened up on defense after a ridiculous first half (which followed a ridiculous two weeks), and created a pair of fourth-quarter turnovers to help swing the game.
The Bears seemed in control but Jay Cutler’s interception and Matt Forte’s fumble late allowed the Panthers to take the lead, then sealed the game when Kawann Short sacked Cutler and forced a fumble on fourth down late.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was 19-of-35 for 255 yards, as they broke a two-game losing streak to improve to 3-2.