Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Bears rally

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, while Bortles threw for 160 in relief, before Bears’ back-up quarterback Jordan Palmer rallied Chicago to a 20-19 pre-season victory over the Jaguars last 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 five-yard run with 50 seconds left, then C.J. Wilson intercepted a pass to seal the win after Henne and Bortles had picked the Bears apart.
Jared Allen made his first appearance for Chicago after signing in the off-season and finished with one tackle for a loss on an otherwise quiet night.
Henne, meanwhile, showed mobility in the pocket and completed 12-of-17 passes before leaving with a 13-7 lead in the second quarter.
“We feel very strongly about Chad,” Jaguars’ coach Gus Bradley said.
But he also plans to give Bortles some snaps with the first team, possibly in the coming week.
The rookie looked sharp again after an impressive showing last week in a victory over Tampa Bay.
Chicago’s Jay Cutler completed 7-of-9 passes for 79 yards before calling it a night after throwing a four-yard major to Brandon Marshall early in the second quarter.

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