Preview: Bears at Jaguars

THE STORY: The Jacksonville Jaguars own the worst offense in the NFL - and now host a Chicago Bears team that has forced seven interceptions in the last two weeks and leads the NFL with 11 on the season. The Bears will send everything they have at Blaine Gabbert, who was sacked six times last Sunday and has been taken down 12 times through the first four weeks. Chicago broke out of an offensive funk with a convincing win at Dallas on Monday night and seems to have found a rhythm with Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall. The Jaguars were burned by Andy Dalton and A.J. Green in a home loss to Cincinnati last weekend and rank in the bottom half of the league in opponents passing yards.

TV: 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Bears -4.5, O/U 41

ABOUT THE BEARS (3-1): Cutler came under criticism following a loss at Green Bay in Week 2, during which he was seen yelling at and shoving his left tackle. He was bailed out largely by his defense in a win over the St. Louis Rams the following week before finally breaking out on Monday, when he completed 18 of 24 passes for 275 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Marshall was on the other end of 138 yards and one score. While those two are sure to find each other in Jacksonville, Chicago could put more focus on the running game. Matt Forte (ankle) is questionable again but did have 13 carries in Dallas for 52 yards. This week, he and backup Michael Bush will be going against a Jacksonville run defense that has allowed an average of 150.3 yards.

ABOUT THE JAGUARS (1-3): Gabbert has had a tendency to hold onto the ball too long in his young career and may be even more reluctant to let it fly against the Bears secondary. Gabbert is overseeing an offense that is passing for only 146.3 yards and has totaled only 17 points and 329 yards in two home games. Maurice Jones-Drew has been held under 100 yards rushing in three of the first four games and managed only 38 yards on 13 carries in the 27-10 loss to the Bengals. Jones-Drew could face even more pressure this week with wide receiver Laurent Robinson (concussion) not likely to play.


1. Cutler is 5-1 in his last six starts against AFC opponents and is 25-0 in his career when he accumulates a passer rating better than 100.

2. Jacksonville DE George Selvie (knee) and LB Daryl Smith (groin) are both questionable for Sunday.

3. Chicago CB Tim Jennings was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for September. Jennings leads the NFL with four interceptions.

Bears 31, Jaguars 14

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