Who helped their cause Thursday night and who hurt it?
There’s no way to get around it: Tonight’s game is the most meaningless of the preseason.
It’s gut check time for J’Marcus Webb, who has struggled throughout the preseason at right tackle after losing his job at left tackle after last season.
The Bears forced three first-half turnovers and linebacker Jonathan Bostic returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown, but the Carolina Panthers spoiled Marc Trestman’s NFL head coaching debut by beating Chicago 24-17 Friday night.
Four of the six tight ends on the Bears’ roster are newcomers.