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Bears vs. Jaguars: Jaguars blown out by Bears, 41-3

The Jacksonville Jaguars failed to get their offense going against the Chicago Bears, and surrendered 38 straight second half points to lose, 41-3.

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Jaguars get blown out by Bears, 41-3

The Chicago Bears were expected to handle the Jacksonville Jaguars fairly easily on Sunday. The Bears did just that, crushing the Jaguars, 41-3. The defense had its second consecutive week with two interceptions returned for touchdowns.

The game was close in the first half, with each team putting up just a field goal before halftime. The Bears would get things going in the second half, and as usual, their defense led the way. Leading 6-3 late in the third quarter, Blaine Gabbert badly under threw his receiver, and Charles Tillman took it back 36 yards for a touchdown. Observe:

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Jay Cutler then went on to throw two touchdown passes to Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall to effectively put the game away, 27-3. The Bears weren't done, though, as Lance Briggs pulled in his own interception and returned it for a touchdown for the second straight week. Take a look:

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Armando Allen added one last touchdown for the Bears to make it 41-3 with less than two minutes remaining. It was another brilliant performance by the Bears' defense, and another anemic offensive display by Jacksonville.

Fantasy studs or duds?

Brandon Marshall had a great day for the Bears, hauling in 12 catches for 144 yards and a touchdown. Matt Forte had over 100 yards rushing, as well. Jay Cutler was pretty good too, throwing for 292 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

Maurice Jones-Drew had a rough day running the ball. He ended with only 56 rushing yards, and caught only one pass.

Injury report

Alshon Jeffery left the game with a hand injury in the second half. It's unclear whether he'll miss any time.

Did they cover?

The Bears were favored by 6.5 points, so they covered the spread easily.

What's next?

Chicago: BYE

Jacksonville: BYE

This story originally appeared on SBNation.com.

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Costly error costs Jaguars, trail 13-3

While it was a defensive battle that kept the scoring low throughout the first half, a big play on defense by the Bears opened the score up in the third quarter and dug a big hole for the Jaguars with one quarter remaining.

The Bears began the second half with the ball and took advantage with a drive that lasted over nine minutes. While the Jaguars forced several third downs and even a fourth down, the Bears continued to convert and keep their drive alive. The Jaguars' defense held though and forced a field goal when a pass intended for Brandon Marshall in the end zone fell incomplete.

Down three, the Jaguars responded to the drive in the worst possible with a Blaine Gabbert interception that was severely under-thrown and returned for a touchdown by Charles Tillman.

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The Jaguars will need a huge comeback, beginning with a stop of the Bears that are threatening to score again.

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Jaguars, Bears tied at halftime 3-3

After a strong drive at the end of the first quarter set the Jaguars up with the ball in the red zone, they drive stalled and they were forced to settle for a game-tying Josh Scobee field goal from 31 yards out. The score stayed the same from then on, and the two teams enter the second half still tied.

While the Jaguars defense allowed some, they managed to stop any big plays and didn't give the Bears the opportunity to get into field goal range. Particularly strong was the play of Derek Cox who continued his strong play in the first quarter by continuing to shut down Brandon Marshall in the second.

On a drive at the end of the quarter, Blaine Gabbert had some success hitting Cecil Shorts III, Justin Blackmon and Kevin Elliott for solid gains, but a Corey Wootton sack forced a fumble and ended the drive in the red zone.

The Jaguars quelled one final drive from the Bears to keep the score tied heading to halftime. At the half, Gabbert has completed 10-of-18 passes for 120 yards while Jay Cutler has completed 10-of-20 for 110.

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Jaguars trail 3-0 after first quarter

Things didn't look much different for the Jaguars in the beginning of the first quarter of their Week 5 matchup against the Bears. With signs of an utterly dormant offense existing early, the Jaguars bounced back with a strong drive and will begin the second quarter deep in Bears territory, although they trail after one quarter, 3-0.

After receiving the opening kickoff, Jacksonville managed just six yards and were forced to punt. However, the Bears gave the Jaguars a gifted opportunity as Jay Cutler threw a pass intended for Brandon Marshall that was intercepted by Derek Cox.

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The interception gave the Jaguars offense the ball on the 45-yard line in Chicago territory, but another three-and-out forced Bryan Anger to come out for his second punt of the day. It was on the second drive for the Bears, that Matt Forte and Jay Cutler found a rhythm and drove the field on the Jaguars defense.

The drive sputtered inside the red zone though, and the Bears were forced to settle for a 32-yard Robbie Gould field goal to take an early lead.

On the ensuing drive, the Jaguars received a pair of first down receptions from Justin Blackmon, a 20-yard run from Maurice Jones-Drew and an impressive first down catch by Marcedes Lewis to get into the red zone.

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Laurent Robinson, Daryl Smith out for Jaguars

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