The Jacksonville Jaguars did their job Sunday against Chicago as they suffered their 14th loss in a row and moved even closer to the top pick in the 2021 draft.
Mitchell Trubisky contributed three touchdowns, including two touchdown passes to Jimmy Graham , and the Bears beat the Jaguars 41-17 in a game that was as important to Jacksonville’s long-term future as Chicago’s immediate fate.
The Bears (8-7), who took control of their path to the postseason with Arizona’s loss to San Francisco on Saturday, can advance to the NFC playoffs for the second time in the past three years if they defeat at home. to Green Bay next week.
The Jaguars (1-14), who set a franchise record in consecutive losses, can secure the best draft position for the first time in franchise history with a meltdown in Indianapolis next weekend.
Jacksonville’s most recent loss was defined long before the game ended. Chicago scored 28 unanswered points to start the second half, taking such a wide lead that Nick Foles closed the game against his former team.
Trubisky completed 24 of 35 passes for 265 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception. He also scored once on the ground.