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“There were three to five plays where it just became confusion and he really didn’t get us into the best plays,” coach Marc Trestman said. “He was trying to make something good out of a bad situation, and there wasn’t any way I could help him. That group of I would say up to a half a dozen plays when Jimmy was in there, it was very difficult to evaluate.”

Palmer started the fourth quarter and threw for 73 yards, completing 6 of 9 passes.

“This is a competition and coaches have done a phenomenal job of making it very fair, evaluating us every day and so when you get to the preseason, you wait until your turn and then you go in there and try to make the most of it,” Palmer said.

Martellus Bennett had a 25-yard catch after being suspended by the team last week for an altercation in practice with cornerback Kyle Fuller, who left this game after injuring his ankle on the opening possession.

The Jaguars scored on all three first-quarter possessions while grabbing a 13-0 lead, with Josh Scobee kicking a pair of field goals and Henne hitting Marqise Lee with a 6-yard touchdown pass. The TD came after Chicago’s Eric Weems fumbled away a kickoff.

The Bears cut it to 13-7 early in the second quarter, when Cutler hit Marshall with a 4-yarder to cap a 10-play drive. But a 43-yard field goal by Scobee late in the half made it 16-7.

Notes: Trestman said he has no issue with Marshall serving as an analyst for Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” show. “I trust Brandon,” he said. “He asked me about it. I trust him to make a decision that was in the best interest of the team first, and I know Brandon. I know he’ll do that.” … Trestman had few details on CB Kyle Fuller (ankle) and backup TE Zach Miller (foot) after they left the game with injuries. He did say the bruised knee that kept DE Willie Young out of the game is not serious. … Jaguars RT Austin Pasztor (broken hand) and backup C Luke Bowanko (sprained ankle) left the game.

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