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Bears vs. Jaguars 2012: Defense wins in Chicago

Once again led by the defense, the Chicago Bears rolled to victory Sunday.

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The Chicago Bears started slow Sunday, but exploded in the second half for 38 points to crush the Jacksonville Jaguars, 41-3.

Both the Bears and Jaguars offenses struggled in the first half. Each team had their fair share of three-and-outs, but neither team could find the end zone as the game went to halftime tied, 3-3.

However, the second half was a different story. The Bears scored 38 points on a Lance Briggs interception, a Charles Tillman interception, two Jay Cutler touchdown passes, an Armando Allen touchdown run and a Robbie Gould field goal. The defense was also solid, pitching a second-half shutout to keep Jacksonville at only three total points.

Steven Schweickert of SB Nation's Chicago Bears blog, Windy City Gridiron, writes that the defense has been spectacular thus far, but it is important for Bears fans to keep their excitement in check:

I'll wrap this up with one final note – the Bears have five defensive touchdowns over the last three weeks. Over that span, prior to the fourth quarter outburst, the Bears had only three offensive touchdowns. The play of the defense has been unbelievable, though let's keep in mind two of their last three opponents were the St. Louis Rams and the Jaguars.

The Chicago Bears now head into their bye week. They play the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field in Week 7.