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Jackson's 2 defensive TDs lead Bears past Panthers 17-3

CHICAGO (AP) Rookie safety Eddie Jackson turned a painful anniversary into a record-setting afternoon.

He scooped up a loose ball and corralled a tipped pass. And with two long touchdown returns, he made NFL history.

Jackson became the first player to score multiple defensive TDs of 75 yards or more in a game, leading the Chicago Bears to a 17-3 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. He's also the only rookie in NFL history with two 75-yard defensive touchdowns in a season.

Jackson's big day came exactly one year after he broke his leg playing for Alabama against Texas A&M.

''I'd dealt with adversity before,'' Jackson said. ''That's one thing that I can credit Alabama on. They help you fight through adversity. I've been through a lot of stuff in my life. That was just a little minor stepping stone. I came here - it's a great organization, great training staff and great teammates so they did a great job keeping me up, keeping me going.''

Jackson ran back a fumble recovery 75 yards on the game's opening possession and returned an interception of Cam Newton 76 yards for a score early in the second quarter to give Chicago a 14-0 lead.

He became the first Bears player since Fred Evans in 1948 - and the first NFL player since Tennessee's Zach Brown in 2012 - with two defensive TDs in a game.

Chicago also sacked Newton five times and intercepted him twice.

The big plays by Jackson and the defense lifted the Bears (3-4) to their second straight win even though they got dominated in just about every statistical category.

Carolina (4-3) held huge advantages in yards (293-153), time of possession (38:35-21:25), offensive plays (69-37) and first downs (20-5).

''Those two turnovers hurt us and we just couldn't seem to get our (footing) back,'' said Newton, who completed 21 of 34 passes for 211 yards and ran for a team-high 50.

The Panthers dropped their second straight game.

''We didn't make plays, we really didn't,'' coach Ron Rivera said. ''We were very methodical. We moved the ball. We got in certain situations and they bowed their neck and did some good things defensively. Offensively, they did what they needed to do.''

Chicago's Mitchell Trubisky was 4 of 7 for 107 yards in his third NFL start. The No. 2 overall pick threw a 70-yard pass to Tarik Cohen, but did little else.

''We just have to get better in the pass game, and that falls on me,'' Trubisky said. ''I'll be on the receivers and tight ends this week to continue to perfect our timing and routes. However, it mostly falls on me, so I just have to get better.''

Jordan Howard also had a quiet afternoon, even though Panthers star linebacker Luke Kuechly missed the game because of a concussion. He ran for just 65 yards after going off for a career-high 167 against Baltimore last week.

The Bears matched last season's win total and put together back-to-back wins for the first time since 2015 - coach John Fox's first year in Chicago. They have six takeaways in the past two games. And against the Panthers, Jackson asserted himself right from the start.

A fourth-round draft pick, he scooped up the loose ball near the end zone after Curtis Samuel botched a lateral and was barely touched if at all on the way to the end zone.

Early in the second quarter, Chicago's Prince Amukamara tipped a pass intended for Kelvin Benjamin. Jackson hauled in the interception and made a neat move to avoid a lunging Cam Newton in an otherwise clear path to a 76-yard TD.

''I see it every day in practice,'' linebacker Pernell McPhee said. ''He is going to be special. That's a special kid. Our whole secondary is special.''

STINGY ON SCORING: The three points allowed matched Chicago's lowest total since a 41-3 romp at Jacksonville on Oct. 7, 2012. The Bears haven't allowed fewer than three since a 16-0 shutout of Miami on Nov. 18, 2010.

QUOTABLE: Bears coach John Fox on matching last year's win total: ''I don't know if that's really a benchmark for us, to be honest.''

INJURIES:

Panthers: Two-time All-Pro C Ryan Kalil said he suffered a setback in his return from a neck injury. He returned to the lineup after missing five games, only to last one quarter Sunday. ''I'm just pretty frustrated about the whole thing,'' he said. ''Just get back to Charlotte and figure out what the game plan is.'' ... LT Matt Kalil, his brother, limped to the sideline following a Panthers run early in the second quarter, but started the second half. ... RG Trai Turner injured his left knee late in the third blocking on a pass play and left the game. He is scheduled for an MRI, but he said he expects to play next week.

Bears: DL Roy Robertson-Harris injured his hamstring defending the kickoff return following Jackson's second touchdown.

UP NEXT

Panthers: Visit Tampa Bay on Oct. 29.

Bears: Visit New Orleans on Oct. 29.

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Key Players
C. Newton 1 QB
211 PaYds, 2 INTs, 50 RuYds
7
FPTS
T. Cohen 29 RB
70 ReYds, REC
7
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:10
C.Barth 19 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-A.DePaola, Holder-P.O'Donnell.
5
plays
74
yds
2:08
pos
3
17
Field Goal 3:18
G.Gano 36 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Jansen, Holder-M.Palardy.
16
plays
56
yds
9:10
pos
3
14
Point After TD 12:28
C.Barth extra point is GOOD, Center-A.DePaola, Holder-P.O'Donnell.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 12:28
C.Newton pass short left intended for K.Benjamin INTERCEPTED by E.Jackson (P.Amukamara) at CHI 24. E.Jackson for 76 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
0
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:59
C.Barth extra point is GOOD, Center-A.DePaola, Holder-P.O'Donnell.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 8:59
C.Newton FUMBLES (Aborted) at CHI 27, touched at CHI 28, RECOVERED by CHI-E.Jackson at CHI 25. E.Jackson for 75 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
0
6
Team Stats
Time of Pos 38:35 21:25
1st Downs 20 5
Rushing 7 3
Passing 12 2
Penalty 1 0
3rd Down Conv 6-15 2-11
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 293 153
Total Plays 69 37
Avg Gain 4.2 4.1
Net Yards Rushing 108 68
Rush Attempts 30 26
Avg Rush Yards 3.6 2.6
Net Yards Passing 185 85
Comp. - Att. 21-34 4-7
Yards Per Pass 5.4 12.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 5-26 4-22
Penalties - Yards 4-35 5-40
Touchdowns 0 2
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 0 0
Other 0 2
Turnovers 3 0
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 5-52.6 6-49.3
Return Yards 60 96
Punts - Returns 3-17 2-12
Kickoffs - Returns 2-43 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-84
Kicking 1/1 3/4
Extra Points 0/0 2/2
Field Goals 1/1 1/2
Red Zone Eff. 0-2 -0% 0-1 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 0-1 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Panthers 4-3 03003
Bears 3-4 7100017
185 PASS YDS 85
108 RUSH YDS 68
293 TOTAL YDS 153
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
C. Newton 1 QB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.8% 211 0 2 54.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.1% 1687 9 10 80.9
C. Newton 21/34 211 0 2 7
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Newton 1 QB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 50 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
49 211 3
C. Newton 9 50 0 14 7
J. Stewart 28 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 48 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
99 295 0
J. Stewart 14 48 0 13 4
C. McCaffrey 22 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
45 114 0
C. McCaffrey 7 10 0 4 4
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Benjamin 13 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 65 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 436 1
K. Benjamin 6 3 65 0 37 6
D. Funchess 17 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 4 41 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 31 346 3
D. Funchess 8 4 41 0 20 4
C. McCaffrey 22 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 7 36 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 44 329 2
C. McCaffrey 9 7 36 0 20 4
R. Shepard 19 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 119 1
R. Shepard 3 2 20 0 18 2
C. Samuel 10 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 32 0
C. Samuel 1 1 20 0 20 2
E. Dickson 84 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 325 0
E. Dickson 5 3 18 0 11 1
C. Manhertz 82 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 11 0
C. Manhertz 2 1 11 0 11 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
S. Green-Thompson 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-10 0 2.0
S. Green-Thompson 4-2 0.0 0 0
D. Mayo 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
D. Mayo 4-0 0.0 0 0
C. Jones 42 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 0.0
C. Jones 3-1 0.0 0 0
M. Addison 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-8 0 4.0
M. Addison 3-1 1.0 0 0
K. Short 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-8 0 4.0
K. Short 2-1 1.0 0 0
J. Bradberry 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-6 0 1.0
J. Bradberry 2-1 0.0 0 0
B. Cox 64 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
B. Cox 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Peppers 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-5 0 6.0
J. Peppers 2-0 0.0 0 0
M. Adams 29 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-11 0 0.0
M. Adams 2-1 0.0 0 0
K. Love 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
K. Love 1-0 1.0 0 0
S. Lotulelei 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-6 0 0.0
S. Lotulelei 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Munnerlyn 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 2.0
C. Munnerlyn 1-0 1.0 0 0
K. Seymour 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
K. Seymour 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. McCaffrey 22 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
C. McCaffrey 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Davis 58 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-8 0 2.0
T. Davis 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Worley 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-6 0 0.0
D. Worley 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
G. Gano 9 K
3
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 0/0
SEASON FG XP
16/17 11/12
G. Gano 1/1 36 0/0 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Palardy 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 52.6 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
26 46.2 7
M. Palardy 5 52.6 1 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Samuel 10 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 21.5 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 21.4 33 0
C. Samuel 2 21.5 25 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. McCaffrey 22 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 5.7 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
18 7.2 25 0
C. McCaffrey 3 5.7 10 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Trubisky 10 QB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 107 0 0 101.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 348 2 1 79.2
M. Trubisky 4/7 107 0 0 4
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Howard 24 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 65 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
139 560 4
J. Howard 21 65 0 11 6
M. Trubisky 10 QB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 57 0
M. Trubisky 5 3 0 7 4
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Cohen 29 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 70 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 228 1
T. Cohen 3 1 70 0 70 7
Z. Miller 86 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 29 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 236 2
Z. Miller 3 2 29 0 24 2
T. Gentry 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 35 0
T. Gentry 1 1 8 0 8 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
C. Jones 52 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-18 0 0.0
C. Jones 9-2 0.0 0 0
A. Amos 38 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-3 1 0.0
A. Amos 6-0 0.0 0 0
E. Goldman 91 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-4 0 1.5
E. Goldman 5-1 0.5 0 0
P. Amukamara 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-1 0 0.0
P. Amukamara 4-0 0.0 0 0
K. Fuller 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-4 0 0.0
K. Fuller 4-1 0.0 0 0
E. Jackson 39 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-4 1 0.0
E. Jackson 4-0 0.0 1 0
A. Hicks 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-6 0 6.0
A. Hicks 4-1 1.0 0 0
D. Houston-Carson 36 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
D. Houston-Carson 3-0 0.0 0 0
L. Floyd 94 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-8 0 4.0
L. Floyd 3-1 1.0 0 0
D. Trevathan 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-12 1 2.0
D. Trevathan 3-1 1.0 1 0
M. Unrein 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-5 0 0.5
M. Unrein 2-1 0.5 0 0
S. Acho 93 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-5 0 0.0
S. Acho 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Anderson 58 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
J. Anderson 2-0 0.0 0 0
B. Callahan 37 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-4 1 1.0
B. Callahan 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Bullard 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
J. Bullard 1-1 0.0 0 0
P. McPhee 92 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-0 0 4.0
P. McPhee 1-0 1.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Barth 4 K
5
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
5/8 13/13
C. Barth 1/2 19 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
P. O'Donnell 16 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 49.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
39 47.4 14
P. O'Donnell 6 49.3 1 66
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Cohen 29 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 6.0 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
16 8.5 21 0
T. Cohen 2 6.0 6 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CAR 25 6:01 9 47 Fumble
8:59 CAR 25 1:13 3 -6 Punt
6:08 CAR 21 2:20 3 -6 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 CAR 42 2:27 6 25 INT
12:28 CAR 26 9:10 16 56 FG
1:10 CAR 17 1:10 5 63 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:38 CAR 24 6:50 11 52 Downs
4:58 CAR 20 6:37 8 42 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:17 CAR 24 1:35 3 8 Punt
7:26 CAR 36 0:19 3 0 INT
4:29 CAR 11 0:53 3 -2 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:46 CHI 29 1:38 3 7 Punt
3:48 CHI 32 3:53 9 34 FG Miss
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
3:18 CHI 25 2:08 5 74 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CHI 25 1:22 3 1 Punt
6:48 CHI 24 1:50 3 5 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:21 CHI 10 2:04 3 0 Punt
9:42 CHI 15 2:16 3 5 Punt
7:07 CAR 38 2:38 3 -8 Punt
3:36 CHI 36 3:36 7 20 Game