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Benn pops up at long last for Jags

CHICAGO — Two guys fell. One quickly got up. That was enough to lift the Jaguars to victory.

A slipping Arrelious Benn — yes, the former Bucs receiver — caught a 51-yard touchdown from Blake Bortles in the closing minutes for a rare road victory.

Benn slipped as he caught a slant, and so did Tracy Porter as he tried to tag the receiver. That allowed Benn, who spent the past three seasons on injured reserve, to get up and run untouched for his first touchdown since he caught three for Tampa Bay during the 2011 season.

Sure, the TD might have been aided by Soldier Field's oft-criticized grass. But the Jaguars showed something, wiping out a 13-0 deficit and pulling out the win after they wasted several opportunities early on.

"It was ugly, it was a little sloppy, we have corrections to make," cornerback and former FSU star Jalen Ramsey said. "We're going to grow from this, but at the end of the day, a win is a win."

Chicago's Brian Hoyer set a club record with his fourth straight 300-yard passing game.

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