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Jaguars lose 41-17 to Bears, drop 14th straight game

With today’s loss, and a win by the New York Jets, the Jaguars lock in the No. 1 overall spot in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Chicago Bears v Jacksonville Jaguars Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

The Jacksonville Jaguars have now lost 14 games in a row, as the Chicago Bears dominated at TIAA Bank field by a score of 41-17.

This was the outcome Jaguars fans hoped for going into the day. The other bit of good news — the New York Jets also won its second consecutive game, locking in the No. 1 overall pick for the Jaguars in the 2021 NFL Draft. This will be the first time in franchise history that Jacksonville will have the top selection in the Draft.

The Jaguars were competitive in the first half before falling apart in the second half. Aldrick Rosas scored three points on a 26-yard field goal on the Jaguars’ opening drive. The Jacksonville defense then allowed the Bears to get an opening drive touchdown with Mitchell Trubisky hitting Jimmy Graham in the end zone.

The Bears would later add a 20-yard field goal in the second quarter, to take a 10-3 lead. The Jaguars answered on a 20-yard throw from Mike Glennon to D.J. Chark (beautiful catch). Chicago would tack on one more field goal before the end of the first half and entered the locker room with a 13-10 lead.

The second half was all Chicago. The Bears marched down the field on the first possession of the half, which ended on a six-yard touchdown run by Trubisky. On Chicago’s next possession, David Montgomery found the end zone, giving the Bears a 27-10 lead.

Jacksonville then got the ball back, but immediately turned it over, as Glennon threw an interception to Roquan Smith. Two plays later, it was the Bears scoring again as Trubisky connected with Graham for a second time in the end zone. At this point it was 34-10.

The Bears would score again early in the fourth quarter, taking a commanding 41-10 lead. Jacksonville got on the board once again in garbage time with 4:29 left in the game. Glennon launched one 34 yards and Laviska Shenaut Jr. made a diving catch for six points.

The Jaguars will end this brutal season next week on the road against the Indianapolis Colts.