Jacksonville quarterbacks Chad Henne and rookie Blake Bortles from UCF had good nights Thursday in a 20-19 last-minute loss at Chicago, offering encouragement that the Jaguars' offensive ineptitude of recent seasons finally could be laid to rest.
Henne threw a first-quarter touchdown pass to rookie Marqise Lee and Bortles completed 11-of-17 passes for 160 yards. Henne connected on 12-of-17 passes for 130 yards and was sacked once in the first half.
Senorise Perry scored on a 5-yard touchdown run with 50 seconds left for the Bears' victory. The Bears trailed 19-7 going into the fourth quarter before scoring two touchdowns. The first was a 1-yard run by rookie running back Ka'Deem Carey with 7:55 remaining.
Both fourth-quarter scoring drives were led by quarterback Jordan Palmer, who is battling Jimmy Clausen for the Bears' No. 2 job behind starter Jay Cutler.
Chicago's only points in the first half came on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Cutler to wide receiver Brandon Marshall, another former UCF star. Cutler finished 7-of-9 for 75 yards in limited action.
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