Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) tries to avoid a tackle by Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Nate Stupar (54) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Chicago, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Nelles)
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) tries to avoid a tackle by Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Nate Stupar (54) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Chicago, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Nelles)
CHICAGO (AP) — Chad Henne passed for 130 yards and a touchdown, and Blake Bortles threw for 160 in relief before backup quarterback Jordan Palmer rallied the Chicago Bears to a 20-19 preseason victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night.
Palmer, trying to beat out Jimmy Clausen for the No. 2 job, led Chicago to two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Senorise Perry scored on a 5-yard run with 50 seconds left, and C.J. Wilson intercepted a pass to seal the win after Henne and Bortles picked the Bears apart.
Jared Allen made his first appearance for Chicago. The star offseason acquisition finished with one tackle for a loss on an otherwise quiet night. He sat out last week’s preseason-opening win over Philadelphia after he missed practices because his wife had a baby.
Henne showed mobility in the pocket and completed 12 of 17 passes before leaving with a 13-7 lead in the second quarter.