Kyle Orton looked solid with a 85.3 passer rating, 219 yards and two touchdown passes to Dez Clark and Greg Olsen.
His one mistake came when he under threw Devin Hester, who finished the game with five catches and 80 yards.
Danieal Manning, who moved to nickel back this season, picked off David Garrard on the Jag’s first drive.
Manning returned it to the five where he fumbled out of bounds.
It was initially called a touch back, but Lovie Smith threw the challenge flag and the Bears scored on a Dez Clark catch.
They looked solid in the first half, but they were very conservative in the second half.
They knew they had it in the bag.
They allowed only 159 yards threw the air and the defensive line helped out with three sacks.
The defense had about 11 tipped passes in this game and it seemed like they were going to pick off Garrard more than just once.
The defensive stars:
Anthony Adams, Israel Idonije, and Daniel Manning led the defense for most of the day.
Adams, who is filling in for the injured Dusty Dvoraceck had eight tackles and really looked good.
Israel Idonije, had 1.5 sacks and a couple of deflected passes on some big plays.
Danieal Manning looked like a first round pick.
Manning not only had an interception, three tackles and two deflected passes, but he also had some decent kick returns.
The offensive stars:
Kyle Orton looked good with his 2 touchdowns and 85.3 passer rating.
Devin Hester had a big day receiving, but he also seems to know what he is doing returning punts now.
Hester was close to taking a punt to the house in the second half, this made the Jaguars punt out of bounds multiple times.
The tight ends looked really good, with Greg Olsen’s 52 yards and a score and Dez Clark’s touchdown catch.
Matt Forte, who is a rookie, but plays like a veteran, finished with 69 yards rushing and 37 yards receiving.
Notes from the game:
Garrett Wolfe left the game on the opening kickoff with a hamstring injury.
Mark Anderson recorded on his first sack of the season, when he beat tackle Tony Pashos with a spin move.
Adewale Ogunleye, who was on the injury report, helped Israel Idonije bring down David Garrard late in the game.
This victory gives the Bears 700 wins, an NFL record.
Adrian Peterson, finished the game with 19 yards on three carries, but he really looked like a solid backup running back.
Disappointments from the game:
Besides Devin Hester the wide receivers looked pathetic.
Marty Booker, Rashied Davis, and Brandon Lloyd combined for 5 catches.
Lloyd didn’t catch a ball and looks almost invisible lately.
Booker was banged up late in the game and Rashied Davis just has no hands.
None of these guys should be starters in the NFL.
I don’t understand why Earl Bennett and Brandon Rideau don’t get any playing time.
Lance Briggs missed a tackle on the little, but powerful Maurice Jones-Drew four yard touchdown.
The Bears face the 7-6 New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.
Both teams need this win.
The Lions played the Vikings tough, but the Vikings came away with the victory to stay one game ahead of the Bears.
The Packers lost their eighth game of the season and are eliminated from the playoffs.