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Bears Vs. Jaguars Recap: Second-Half Surge Propels Chicago to Victory

The Bears defeated the Jaguars behind 38 second-half points, including two defensive touchdowns.

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The Bears and Jaguars went into the half tied 3-3, behind two field goals and a shaky offensive performance.

The second half seemed like a whole different team hit the field.

The Bears added a pair of interceptions for touchdowns, Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall both added fourth-quarter touchdown receptions, and even Armando Allen got in on the act as he added a rushing touchdown of his own to seal the Bears' 41-3 win over the Jaguars.

Blaine Gabbert looked like he was starting to get things going, as in the second quarter the Jaguars were beginning to drive with decent chunks of yardage before being turned away - but in the second half, they had two drives end on interceptions and, aside from one drive of 29 yards ending in a punt in the fourth quarter, could get absolutely nothing going either on the ground or in the air. Meanwhile, the Bears added their two defensive touchdowns and scored on all four drives in the second half.

Jay Cutler: 23/39, 292 yards, 2 TD, INT - 88.8 passer rating; 2 carries, 22 yards
Matt Forte: 22 carries, 107 yards
Michael Bush: 4 carries, 26 yards; 2 receptions, 26 yards
Brandon Marshall: 12 receptions (17 targets), 144 yards, TD
Alshon Jeffery: 2 receptions, 20 yards, TD
Corey Wootton: 2 sacks
Lance Briggs: sack, INT TD

Blaine Gabbert: 17/33, 142 yards, 2 INT - 37.7 passer rating; 2 carries, 1 yard
Maurice Jones-Drew: 12 carries, 56 yards
Marcedes Lewis: 5 receptions, 24 yards
Justin Blackmon: 3 receptions, 40 yards
Austen Lane: Sack
Derek Cox: INT, 2 Passes Defended