Bears Rally To Beat Jaguars 20-19
Friday Aug 15, 2014 12:00am
(CHICAGO) – Chad Henne did all he could to keep the starting quarterback job with the Jacksonville Jaguars. First-round pick Blake Bortles was about as good. Henne passed for 130 yards and a touchdown, and Bortles threw for 160 in relief before backup quarterback Jordan Palmer rallied the Chicago Bears to a 20-19 preseason victory over the Jaguars on Thursday night. Palmer, trying to beat out Jimmy Clausen for the No. 2 job, led Chicago to two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Senorise Perry scored on a 5-yard run with 50 seconds left, and C.J. Wilson intercepted a pass to seal the win after Henne and Bortles picked the Bears apart. Jared Allen made his first appearance for Chicago after signing in the offseason and finished with one tackle for a loss on an otherwise quiet night. The five-time Pro Bowl defensive end sat out last week's opening win over Philadelphia after he missed practices because his wife had a baby. Chicago's Jay Cutler completed 7 of 9 passes for 79 yards and called it a night after throwing a 4-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall early in the second quarter.