Not so much the offensive showcase last week's game was. Unless you're into fourth quarter comebacks.
The Bears didn't start out quickly, instead going three and out on their first possession. Eric Weems also coughed up a fumble after a Jacksonville touchdown toss to Marqise Lee, and with two Josh Scobee field goals, the Bears found themselves down 13-0 after the first quarter.
The starters took advantage of their extra playing time in the second quarter, and after what seemed like an eternity in the pocket, Jay Cutler found Brandon Marshall in the end zone for a touchdown. Scobee added another field goal to bring the halftime score to 16-7. Another field goal by Kasey Redfern extended the Jaguars' lead to 19-7, and in the fourth quarter Ka'Deem Carey added his first career touchdown on a one yard run to the right side.
Then things got interesting, as the Jaguars couldn't get anything going on their next drive, going three and out and punting the Bears to their 14 yards line. Jordan Palmer, aided by a defensive pass interference penalty and roughing the passer penalty, on that drive went to Senorise Perry for 22 yards, got to the five with a toss to Armanti Edwards, and eventually handed off to Perry again for a five yard touchdown dash to take the lead. With fifty seconds left, the Jaguars attempted a downfield comeback of their own, but C.J. Wilson intercepted Stephen Morris on the sideline to ice the game.
The Bears did lose a couple of players to injury - Kyle Fuller left the game on the opening kickoff with an ankle injury, and Zach Miller left the game as well with a foot injury.
If that sounded like a normal game recap of a preseason game, that's because it felt like it. But the result of the Bears' 20-19 win over the Jaguars isn't the important part here; rather, who do you think helped themselves or hurt their chances in this one?
Bears Quick Stats:
Jay Cutler: 7/9, 75 yards, TD - 138.4 Passer Rating
Jimmy Clausen: 11/15, 94 yards, INT - 61.5 Passer Rating
Matt Forte: 4 carries, -2 yards; 3 receptions, 22 yards
Brandon Marshall: 1 reception, 4 yards, TD
Josh Morgan: 3 receptions, 41 yards
Ka'Deem Carey: 13 carries, 36 yards, TD
Senorise Perry: 4 carries, 13 yards, TD
Jaguars Quick Stats:
Chad Henne: 12/17, 130 yards, TD - 112.4 Passer Rating
Blake Bortles: 11/17, 160 yards - 95.2 Passer Rating
Toby Gerhart: 6 carries, 19 yards; 1 reception, 8 yards
Denard Robinson: 6 carries, 34 yards
Marqise Lee: 4 receptions, 27 yards, TD
Allen Hurns: 4 receptions, 74 yards