Panthers to start RB Stewart

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Running back Jonathan Stewart will start for the Carolina Panthers against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
DeAngelo Williams, who has started five of the team's first six games, had just five carries in last week's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
"The message being we want to pound the ball - well, not really pound it - but we want one guy to develop a rhythm," head coach Ron Rivera said, per the Charlotte Observer. "And then when he gets hot, ride him."
Williams leads the Panthers with 177 rushing yards this season, but is averaging just 3.5 yards per carry. Stewart has 142 yards on 4.1 yards per carry, with 15 fewer carries than Williams' team-high 50.