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4-2, 1st in NFC South
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2dDavid Newton

Panthers' Kuechly again out due to concussion

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Bears, which will be his 10th game missed due to a concussion since 2015.

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2dTim McManus

NFL: Morelli, crew not biased toward Eagles

The Eagles were penalized 10 times for 126 yards against Carolina, but the NFL said that Pete Morelli and his officiating crew had no bias toward the team.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil (neck) is expected to make his first start since the opener. Coach Ron Rivera expects Kalil's communication will help the running game.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Ron Rivera said Luke Kuechly (concussion) will see the doctor Monday morning and left open the chance that the four-time Pro Bowl selection could play next week against Tampa Bay.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Ron Rivera said Kelvin Benjamin (knee) had a good day today, ran all the routes and caught the ball. He is expected to play.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Chicago with a knee injury.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Chicago. This will be the 10th game Kuechly has missed since the 2015 season after going into the concussion protocol.

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Cam ducking the media a sign of maturity? (2:03)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is practicing after missing most of the last two days with issues to his left knee that took a shot in last Thursday's loss to Philadelphia. He is wearing a sleeve on his left knee.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, who continued to progress in the concussion protocol on Thursday, is headed to practice today with Cam Newton. Update on where he stands from Ron Rivera after practice.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Trotter, the president of the Pro Football Writer's Association, spoke to the Panthers about quarterback Cam Newton not fulfilling his media obligations this week. Newton and the team are aware the 2015 NFL MVP is subject to discipline if this remains an issue. "My expectation is that Cam will be speaking with the media in the near future," Trotter said.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The 6,5 sacks by Panthers 37-year-old defensive end Julius Peppers makes him the oldest player to reach that total in the first six games of a season, according to ESPN Stats and Information.

ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: Panthers have major edge in Chicago

The Bears are FPI underdogs for the seventh time in as many weeks on Sunday, though their odds to win are their highest since Week 1. Chicago has won twice this season when facing longer odds, including last week in Baltimore.

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3dDavid Newton

NFL to look into why Cam declined presser

The NFL will look into why Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton declined to speak to media on Thursday, spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN. A Panthers representative said Newton did not give a reason.

ESPN Stats & Info

Bad news, Bears: Newton thriving on the road

Cam Newton's numbers have been downright ugly in Charlotte this season, but he's looked like his 2015 MVP self away from home. He'll try to keep it rolling in Chicago this Sunday.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Luke Kuechly is progressing through the concussion protocol. When asked if Kuechly was unlikely to play Sunday at Chicago, Rivera said, "We'll see.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he just found out Cam Newton wasn't speaking to reporters. He did not have a reason for why.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Kelvin Benjamin's knee swelled up from a shot he took "the other day."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers injury report: Luke Kuechly listed as did not participate with a concussion, not referred to as concussion protocol as it was yesterday. Kelvin Benjamin did not practice for the second straight day with a knee injury.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has declined to talk to the media today and hasn't talked to reporters this week. No reason was given.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis said Luke Kuechly is "in a good place right now as far as being in the concussion protocol. As for whether Kuechly will be cleared and play on Sunday Davis deferred to the tram trainer.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers strong safety Mike Adams (right) interviews free safety Kurt Coleman. The one question Adams wouldn't ask is whether Coleman (knee) will return this week. Coleman is trending towards a return,whether it's Sunday at Chicago or the next week at Tampa Bay.

Team Stats

Passing Yards228.017th
Rushing Yards95.522nd
Points For21.318th
Points Against20.3Tied-9th