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Hollis' Jags career reaches low point

The following are notes from the Jaguars' 33-13 loss in Chicago Sunday.

• Mike Hollis' kicking woes came to an embarrassing head when he booted a 36-yard field goal attempt low into the line and missed his only extra-point attempt when he hit the right upright. For the Jaguars' second extra-point attempt, in the fourth quarter, coach Tom Coughlin replaced Hollis with kickoff artist Jaret Holmes. Hollis was one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history through the first six years of his Jaguars career. He fell on hard times this year and is expected to be released by the team this winter.

• Wide receiver Jimmy Smith enjoyed his second-best season (112 catches, 1,373 yards). His eight touchdowns tied his previous high (1999). Also, Smith became only the third player in NFL history to catch 100 passes in two different seasons. The other two players to have accomplished that feat are Jerry Rice and Cris Carter.

• Rookie linebacker Eric Westmoreland made a couple of impressive plays. He hit Jim Miller's arm, knocking the ball into Gary Walker's hands, though Walker couldn't hold onto the ball. A couple of plays later, Westmoreland sifted through the blocking to drop tight end Fred Baxter for no gain on a screen pass.

• Bears rookie running back Anthony Thomas is a powerful running back. He proved that when he bowled over Jaguars safeties Donovin Darius and Ainsley Battles. Thomas became the Bears' all-time rookie rushing leader.

• The Bears' offensive strategy in the third quarter shifted to running the ball out of a four-wide-receiver formation. That forced the Jaguars to play their "dime" defense, certainly not a preferred run-defense.

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