The /nfl/nfc-north/chicago-bears/” rel=””>Chicago Bears and promptly forced a three-and-out in an impressive defensive stand. Bryan Walters fair caught the subsequent punt and Blake Bortles marched the offense down the field, completing all four of his passes along the way. Suddenly, the Jaguars found themselves knocking on the door after sustaining an efficient drive, involving several impressive grabs from Allen Robinson. And then the Jaguars’ luck disappeared as swiftly as it had come.
First, tackle Kelvin Beachum was called for a false start on the goal line, forcing the offense to look to the passing game for a red zone score. Blake Bortles stood, poised in the pocket, awaiting the perfect moment to deliver the ball to an open receiver. And there Allen Robinson was, running open for a brief window of time, the man that Bortles would deliver an on-target, albeit wobbly, pass to. The ball departed from Bortles’ grasp. Time slowed. And then, for a brief, fleeting moment, it appeared that Robinson had secured both the catch and an early led for the Jaguars. That is, until corner Tracy Porter sprinted out of the end zone, clutching the pigskin. The Bears subsequently marched down the field, putting three on the board and jumping out to an early lead. From that point in the first quarter to late in the fourth quarter, the Jaguars fought from behind, looking more like a team in the beginning of a rebuild than a team near the completion of one.
Right up until a miraculous touchdown catch by Arrelious Benn, who had not scored a TD since 2011, it seemed that all was lost for the Jaguars. The resilient squad from Duval miraculously pulled out a win, 17-16, against a mediocre Chicago team with only one win that came against a middling /nfl/afc-west/oakland-raiders/” rel=””>Oakland Raiders on the schedule next week, the Jaguars cannot continue to commit the same mistakes that have plagued them through five games, otherwise we could be looking at a blowout that rivals anything Jacksonville has seen since…well…Week 2 of this season. It’s time for Bradley and the rest of the coaching staff to do their job and coach the talented roster to a victory that does not leave a bad taste in fans’ mouthes afterward.