Jacksonville Secures First Round Draft Pick After Chicago Bears Demolish Jags 41-17
By John Oehser, Jaguars.com // December 28, 2020
JAGUARS FALL TO 1-14 ON THE SEASON
JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars fought for a while – and fought hard. And for the first time in a few weeks, they played well enough throughout the first half to keep it close through a couple of quarters.
But Jaguars quarterback Mike Glennon threw a pair of key mid-game interceptions, and the Chicago Bears parlayed a 21-point third-quarter into a dominant second half on the way to a 41-17 victory over the Jaguars on a sunny, late-December Sunday at TIAA Bank Field.
“We’re just not making plays and at the end of the game, we’re not playing well enough,” Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone said. “That’s on all of us.”
The Jaguars (1-14) lost a franchise-record 14th consecutive game, and later in the day secured the No. 1 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft when the New York Jets beat the Cleveland Browns. The Jaguars never in franchise history have selected No. 1 overall.
The Bears (8-7) won their third consecutive game after six consecutive losses.
Glennon, an eight-year veteran starting for the fourth time in five games, completed 24 of 37 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. Glennon was named the starter Saturday after Gardner Minshew II started at quarterback for the Jaguars in a loss to Baltimore last week.
Glennon’s first interception led to a Bears field goal on the final play of the first half, snapping a 10-10 tie and starting a run of 31 consecutive Chicago points.
“It was definitely an interesting week – but no excuse for anything like that,” Glennon said. “We came out pretty well. It was a 10-10 ballgame but then a poor decision by me before the half and then they got three points and it seemed like it went kind of downhill from there.
“Unfortunately, we couldn’t kind of recover from there.”
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