Dominant Defense Powers Bears to 41-3 Rout of Jaguars


The Bears defense, keyed by Pick-6’s by Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman, dominated the Jaguars and led the Bears to a 41-3 victory. (Photo courtesy of Chicago Tribune)

It didn’t look too pretty for the Bears, as they were tied up at 3-3 with the Jacksonville Jaguars at halftime but a dominant third quarter powered by the defense helped the Bears to a 41-3 rout of the Jaguars on a hot, steamy October afternoon.  Jay Cutler looked awful from the start, throwing an interception on his first pass of the day as the offense struggled to get any sort of rhythm throughout the first half.

I don’t know what they put in the water coolers in the Bears halftime locker room or if Lovie Smith threatened to send them to bed without their BYE week, but the Bears came out on fire in the second half.  The defense matched their scoring output from just a few nights ago as Peanut Tillman and Lance Briggs each scored defensive touchdowns and the Bears dominated the second half.

Check back in a little while when I write up my game notes, which will be entitled A Tale of Two Halves.