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Bears vs. Jaguars 2012: First half game thread

Join the Big Cat Country community for the first half game thread for the Jaguars' Week 5 game against the Bears.

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Entering Week 5, there isn't a ton of optimism surrounding the Jaguars after a bad loss to the Bengals in Week 4 to drop the team to 1-3. Things couldn't be more different for the Bears, as they've won back-to-back games by margins of 16 and 17, including a beat down of the Cowboys on Monday Night Football.

Because of these reasons, the Jaguars enter as six point underdogs at home, but could the game be a trap game for the Bears?

While there are certainly plenty of reasons to believe that the Bears could handily beat the Jaguars, there are all the signs that one would typically associate with a trap game. Chicago enters on a short week and a high note after beating the Cowboys on national television. The Jaguars are simply a bump in the road before a bye week and another Monday Night Football matchup, this time against the Lions, a very good divisional rival.

The Jaguars come in with their backs against the wall and a must-win scenario to save any semblance of hope for the 2012 season. They also have had a propensity for winning games they have no business winning (see Ravens in 2011).

On the other hand, it could be the domination for the Bears that most expect it to be.

Check out previous game coverage for more on today's game: Bears vs. Jaguars: All you need to know

The official list of inactives for Sunday's game.

Jaguars

Kevin Rutland
Daryl Smith
Herb Taylor
Laurent Robinson
George Selvie
Jeris Pendleton
Micheal Spurlock

Bears

Kahlil Bell
Evan Rodriguez
Edwin Williams
Chris Williams
Earl Bennett
Nate Collins
Cheta Ozougwu