It will be a good test for the Jaguars coming off a game against the Buccaneers where the Jags defensive line seemed to dominate not just with the starters, but even into the second and third team.
It'll also be a good chance to gauge the Jaguars offensive line, as the Bears defensive line as a whole is just as good, if not better, than the Bucs line the interior struggled with.
Some helpful links:
11:13 PM: Our starters beat their starters. Blake Bortles outperformed Chad Henne. Looks like a victory to me.
11:08 PM: PUT IN RICKY STANZI.
I want a Stephen Morris-Kasey Redfern comeback victory. I NEED a Stephen Morris-Kasey Redfern comeback victory.— BCCGameday Tweets (@BCCGameday) August 15, 2014
10:49 PM: :-(
Stephen Morris in the game. Bortles’ first NFL touchdown will have to wait until next week against the #Lions.— BCCGameday Tweets (@BCCGameday) August 15, 2014
10:49 PM: I wanted that touchdown, Blake. I needed that touchdown.
Blake Bortles' work is done for the night. He finished with a respectable line of 11-17, 160 yards.— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) August 15, 2014
10:41 PM: Still an encouraging thought that our backups' backups could hold a goal line stand to third down.
10:26 PM: Y'all earned it, Jaguars.
GIF: Jags doing the money celly on the sidelines for a signal? http://t.co/XLxSzRwEKl— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) August 15, 2014
10:17 PM: Oh no.
Luke Bowanko down on the field for the #Jaguars. No, no, please, no.— BCCGameday Tweets (@BCCGameday) August 15, 2014
10:06PM: NINJA BORTLES, INDEED.
Ninja Bortles pic.twitter.com/qDgFseLKI8— Dave Rappoccio (@DrawPlayDave) August 15, 2014
10:02 PM: Blake Bortles gets the Jaguars in the red zone again, but still hasn't gotten his first NFL touchdown. Sigh...
9:41 PM: FIRST HALF OBSERVATIONS:
FIRST HALF OBSERVATIONS: pic.twitter.com/E4zThHAKK6— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) August 15, 2014
9:29 PM: Bart Hubbuch has complimented the Jaguars. In related news, hell has, reportedly, frozen over.
I can't believe I'm saying this, but it looks like the Jaguars competently drafted a quarterback. Brave new world.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) August 15, 2014
9:27 PM: Josh Scobee gets the hat trick! Jaguars are up 16-7 on the Bears.
9:24 PM: "Blake Bortles, Blake Bortles, Blake Bortles, Blake Bortles..."
8:57 PM: It was bound to happen. It's a rare occurrence to keep Jay Cutler or Brandon Marshall out of the end zone, even in the preseason.
8:45 PM: No! No, no, no! Not Cameron Bradfield! You can't make me!
Pasztor (hand) questionable to return for #Jaguars— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) August 15, 2014
8:38 PM: Marqise Lee scores the first touchdown of his NFL career! Chad Henne threw a great six-yard pass. Jaguars up 13-0.
TOUCHDOWN! CHAD HENNE TO MARQISE LEEEEEEEE!— BCCGameday Tweets (@BCCGameday) August 15, 2014
8:29 PM: Another field goal! The Jaguars extended a lead on the road! Exclamation points!
8:18 PM: Jacksonville's defense just forced a three-and-out on the Bears opening drive. WHAT SORCERY IS THIS?
Gratz makes solid open field tackle on Forte for 1-yard gain on pass play on 3rd and 3. Bears punt to #Jaguars 18.— Hays Carlyon (@HaysCarlyon) August 15, 2014
8:15 PM: Chad Henne is passing well! Josh Scobee kicked a 49-yard field goal! We got free Firehouse subs!
Henne 3 of 4 for 38 yards on opening drive, with Lee making two of those catches. FG Scobee 49 gives #Jaguars a 3-0 lead.— Ken Hornack (@HornackFSFla) August 15, 2014
8:07 PM: Interesting. I wonder why it's not rookie Brandon Linder.
McClendon starts at RG.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) August 15, 2014
8:03 PM: But where's Prosinski?
#Jaguars Captains: Lewis, Cyprien, McClendon, Marks and Reynolds.— Hays Carlyon (@HaysCarlyon) August 15, 2014
7:24 PM: New York is starting to bleed teal. Legends NYC has been one of the most loyal to helping transplant Jaguars fans watch the team. Check them out here.
7:22 PM: Yeah, Allen Hurns is going to make the final 53-man roster. Excited. He can play any position on the field.
Jaguars will play without Posluzny tonight. WR's still thin. Hurns to start. #jaguars— Sam Kouvaris (@samkouvaris) August 14, 2014
7:06 PM: If I've said it once I've said it a million times... best damn digital team in the league.
4:37 PM: GIVE ME ALL-BLACK UNIFORMS.
1:02 PM: IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT!
11:42 AM: ESPN Monday Night? But isn't today... wait... wait... oh man, I need to lie down.
11:01 AM: While you're waiting for the game to start, read up on how rookie Blake Bortles has impressed NFL.com's Chris Wesseling through the first week of the preseason.
9:39 AM: There's no way Chad Henne will be the most-sacked quarterback this year. He's only going to play, at most, six games. Smh, NFL Network.
So nfl network loves the Jaguars and Henne. pic.twitter.com/Bgn6LfefqK— OCHAB (@flajags) August 14, 2014
8:40 AM: Breaking down the Jaguars quarterbacks and four more things you need to watch during tonight's game.
8:30 AM: Bears fans already tailgating? In bathrobes and on top of buildings, no less.