It was not pretty for the Jaguars early, and it didn't get much easier. The Bears were able to easily handle our guests, partially due to a defense that appeared to care and an offense that got started early.
Keys to the game:
- Kyle Orton. He ended up with a 20/34, 219 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT stat line. He made some bad decisions at times (including his INT). To be fair, he also thread the needle a couple of occasions, especially on the Greg Olsen TD. He bounced back nicely after the terrible game against Minnesota.
- Matt Forte. Mr. Consistent had a decent game (69 yards on 21 carries). It was obvious that the Jags were focused on crowding the box and forcing Orton to beat them through the air. Forte was able to give Orton a cushion.
- D. 3 sacks, 1 INT. I'm just happier about the 3 sacks bit than anything else. Garrard had a mediocre game (19/38, 178 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT), and a lot of that was due to our defense staying on him.
- Robbie Gould. At least we have a good kicker.