Bears fail to punch it in enough, get punched in gut by Jaguars

Losses like the one the Bears backed into Sunday have a way of simplifying the big picture. Sometimes the outlook is so bleak the details lose meaning.

After the Bears blew a 13-point fourth-quarter lead to the woebegone Jaguars in a 17-16 defeat, coach John Fox needed only two sentences to sum up a disappointing season that seems to be going nowhere.

“I don’t think it’s a lack of want-to, a lack of heart, a lack of trying,” Fox said. “We just don’t play well enough right now.”

The bad news: The Bears’ season-long difficulty turning yards into points continued.

Brian Hoyer threw for more than 300 yards (302 to be exact) and no interceptions for the third straight game. But once again, the Bears failed to score enough to win, this time producing only one touchdown.

They drove to the Jaguars’ 6-yard line and 14 on separate drives in the second half but settled for field goals each time.

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