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Bears begin prepping to host Jaguars

Three days after losing to the Colts 29-23 in Indianapolis, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to begin preparing for Sunday's home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Bears (1-4) will look to record back-to-back wins at Soldier Field for the first time since Nov. 16 and 23, 2014, when they beat the Vikings and Buccaneers by identical 21-13 scores.


Blake Bortles has passed for 1,050 yards with seven touchdowns, six interceptions and a 79.4 passer rating.

The Jaguars (1-3) are coming off their bye week after recording their first win of the season, a 30-27 victory over the Colts Oct. 2 in London. Jacksonville opened by losing to the Packers 27-23, Chargers 38-14 and Ravens 19-17.

The Jaguars are led by quarterback Blake Bortles, who has completed 61.3 percent of his passes for 1,050 yards with seven touchdowns, six interceptions and a 79.4 passer rating. His top target is receiver Allen Robinson, who has 21 receptions for 238 yards and three TDs.

The Bears lead the all-time series with the Jaguars 4-2 and have won two straight. The Bears won the last meeting 41-3 on Oct. 7, 2012 in Jacksonville. For the second straight game, Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs returned interceptions for touchdowns and Jay Cutler threw two TD passes. After the game was tied 3-3 at halftime, the Bears outscored the Jaguars 38-0 in the second half and outgained Jacksonville 501-189 in the game.

Entering Week 6, the Bears rank 9th in offense (19th in rushing and 6th passing) and 14th in defense (24th against the run and 12th versus the pass). The Jaguars rank 26th in offense (30th rushing and 19th passing) and 17th in defense (17th versus the run and 7th versus the pass). will provide all the latest news throughout the week from Halas Hall. Coach John Fox will address the media Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and special-teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers will be available Wednesday, while offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains will speak Thursday.

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