JACKSONVILLE (1-3) at CHICAGO (1-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE - Bears by 2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Jacksonville 1-2-1, Bears 1-4
SERIES RECORD - Bears lead 4-2
LAST MEETING - Bears beat Jaguars 41-3, Oct. 7, 2012
LAST WEEK - Jaguars had bye, beat Colts 30-27 on Oct. 2; Bears lost to Colts 29-23
AP PRO32 RANKING - Jaguars No. 28, Bears No. 30
JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (30), PASS (19).
JAGUARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (17), PASS (7).
BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (19), PASS (6).
BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (24), PASS (12).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Jaguars beat Colts in London two weeks ago. ... Jaguars are 4-21 on road in coach Gus Bradley's four seasons, including 0-6 against NFC teams. ... Jags are 1-2 after bye weeks during Bradley's tenure, but have played considerably better after break. They won four of five in 2013 following bye and two of three last year. ... QB Blake Bortles played turnover-free football against Indianapolis seventh time he's done that in 33 career starts. Jags are 5-2 in those games. Bortles has had consecutive turnover-free games just once before. ... Jaguars settled on former Bears OL Patrick Omameh to replace LG Luke Joeckel, who had season-ending knee surgery last week. ... Look for rookie CB Jalen Ramsey to shadow Bears WR Alshon Jeffery. Ramsey has been impressive and highly effective in Jacksonville's pressing scheme. ... CB Aaron Colvin returns from four-game suspension for violating NFL policy on performance enhancers. ... Bears produced 522 yards on offense last week for their highest total since 1989, but sputtered in red zone with one TD in three tries. ... QB Brian Hoyer is aiming for fourth straight game with more than 300 yards and two TDs. He has six TDs and no INTs. ... RB Jordan Howard, second among NFL rookies with 296 yards rushing, is going for third straight 100-yard game. ... WR Cameron Meredith had nine catches for 130 yards but fumbled in fourth quarter against Colts. ... LB Willie Young had career-high three sacks last week. ... K Connor Barth is 5 for 8 on field goals and tied for 29th in accuracy (62 percent). ... Fantasy Tip: Hoyer has been playing well enough that he could keep job when Jay Cutler is healthy, and he has another good matchup against Jacksonville.
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