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:
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:
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.
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.
This story originally appeared on SBNation.com.