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Read what writers around the country are saying about the Bears following Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Sports Illustrated
Comments: "It's getting more difficult all the time to see the Bears as a legitimate playoff contender in the NFC. There's talent galore on offense in Chicago, but the Bears are maddening in their ability to play down to the level of their opponent." - Don Banks Read more

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CBS Sports** Comments: "The Bears turned the ball over on their final three possessions of the game. You can't turn the ball over on your final three possessions of the game." - John Breech Read more

Pro Football Talk
Comments: "The Bears seemed in control but Jay Cutler's interception and Kyle Long'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." - Darin Gantt Read more

NFL.com
Comments: "Something is not quite right with the Chicago passing attack. They schemed a number of great screens early in the game, but only put up three points after halftime. They are struggling to make intermediate throws, and Jay Cutler threw a killer interception in the fourth quarter." - Gregg Rosenthal Read more

ESPN
Comments: "The Bears helped Carolina's cause by Jay Cutler throwing two interceptions and Robbie Gould missing a 35-yard field goal. But the Panthers helped themselves with an improved pass rush in the second half, which had been missing all year." - John Clayton Read more

USA Today
Comments: "It was the second straight lousy finish for the Bears, who now have five turnovers in their last 11 second-half possessions." - Tom Pelissero Read more

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