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Cam Newton, Greg Olsen hook up for 2 TDs, Panthers erase 14-point deficit to beat Bears 31-24

  • Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) looks to pass against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) looks to pass against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Bears' Ka'Deem Carey (25) is tackled by Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman (24) during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Chicago Bears' Ka'Deem Carey (25) is tackled by Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman (24) during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton, right, fumbles the ball as he is hit by Chicago Bears' Willie Young, left, during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. The Bears recovered the ball. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton, right, fumbles the ball as he is hit by Chicago Bears' Willie Young, left, during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. The Bears recovered the ball. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)  (The Associated Press)

Cam Newton threw two touchdown passes to Greg Olsen and the Carolina Panthers' defense forced four turnovers to overcome a 14-point deficit and defeat the Chicago Bears 31-24 on Sunday.

With the game tied at 24, Carolina's Antoine Cason stripped Matt Forte of the ball and the Panthers' Kawaan Short recovered at Chicago's 23. Six plays later, Newton found Olsen on a slant route for a 6-yard touchdown for the go-ahead score with 2:18 left.

The Panthers sealed the win when Short sacked Jay Cutler and Charles Johnson recovered as the Panthers (3-2) snapped a two-game losing streak and reclaimed first place in the NFC South.

Newton was 19 of 35 for 255 yards with two touchdown passes and one interception. Olsen had six catches for 72 yards.

Cutler was 28 of 36 for 289 yards with two TDs, but turned the ball over three times for the Bears (2-3).

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