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Jaguars owner Shad Khan gives Gene Smith vote of confidence

Khan is staying patient with Gene Smith and Mike Mularkey.

Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan voiced his support for general manager Gene Smith and head coach Mike Mularkey prior to Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. Khan said he plans to "stay the course" and said the team was just a few plays away from having three wins rather than one.

Related: Jaguars lose 41-3 in blowout after awful 2nd half

The Jaguars fell to 1-4 on the season after losing to the Bears, 41-3. The two teams were tied 3-3 at the half before Chicago broke out for a 38-point second half, which was aided by a pair of interceptions returned for touchdowns. Jacksonville quarterback Blaine Gabbert finished the day 17-for-33 for 142 yards with those two interceptions, which were taken for scores by Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs. The Jaguars' offense has scored a total of 13 points over the last two weeks.

Jacksonville is off in Week 6, and it will hit the road to face the Oakland Raiders in Week 7.

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