The Bears rallied from a 19-7 deficit in the fourth quarter. Tim Jennings returned his second interception of the game 25 yards for a touchdown to spark the Bears and give them a lead briefly. But the Panthers regained the lead when Justin Medlock kicked his fifth field goal of the day with 2:27 to play.
After that Jay Cutler marched the Bears offense down field in position for Gould's field goal.
The Bears offense struggled most of the day. Cuter had two fumbles and an interception.
The Bears have won five straight games to boost their record to 6-1.