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Mike White fuels Jets’ rout of slumping Bears

Nov 27, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Trevor Siemian (15) is tackled by New York Jets wide receiver Tarik Black (3) and defensive end Jermaine Johnson (52) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Mike White threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns to lead the host New York Jets to a 31-10 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J.

White completed 22 of 28 passes, including a 22-yard scoring strike to Elijah Moore and touchdown passes of 8 and 54 yards to Garrett Wilson, who finished with five receptions for 95 yards.

The Jets (7-4) improved to 3-3 at home while Chicago (3-9) lost its fifth straight game and for the eighth time in its past nine contests.

Moore had two receptions for 64 yards, while Zonovan Knight rushed for 69 yards on 14 carries and Ty Johnson ran for 62 yards and a score on five carries.

Bears quarterback Trevor Siemian, thrust into the starting lineup after Justin Fields was inactive due to the injured shoulder he suffered in a loss to the Falcons last week, went 14-for-25 passing for 179 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

David Montgomery rushed for 79 yards on 14 carries for the Bears.

Leading 17-10 at halftime, the Jets pushed their lead to 24-10 on White’s touchdown pass to Moore with 6:35 left in the third quarter.

Johnson’s 32-yard run extended the lead to 31-10 with 2:28 left in the third quarter.

The Jets marched right down the field on their opening possession to take a 7-0 lead when White’s 8-yard touchdown pass to Wilson capped a nine-play, 75-yard drive with 10:12 left in the first quarter.

After the Bears pulled to within 7-3 on Cairo Santos’ 22-yard field goal with 5:59 left in the first quarter, they took the lead on their next drive on Siemian’s 4-yard scoring strike to Byron Pringle early in the second quarter.

The Jets took a 14-10 lead when White found Wilson over the middle for a 54-yard touchdown pass with 4:57 left in the first half.

Greg Zuerlein extended the Jets’ lead to 17-10 with a 57-yard field goal with 12 seconds left in the half.

–Field Level Media

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